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City and County 
ot San Francisco 




25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

San Francisco, C A 94102 

(415)554-9671 

FAX #621-3668 



CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY JANUARY 13, 1992 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 



AGENDA 



I. Roll Call 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 



_ Vlesa-Balns. Ph.D. 
Rat JJeikamoto 
Dodie Rosekrans 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Winshlp 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



II. Approval of November 18, 1991 minutes 
Approval of December 16, 1991 minutes 

III. PIONEER MONUMENT 

Priority listing of proposed locations 
Library Commission 
Kenneth Dowl i n/Kathy Page 
Bureau of Architecture 
Norman Karas i ck/Russ Abel 

IV. MARKET STREET, 1 1 TH TO MC COPPIN STREETS MEDIAN 
LANDSCAPING 
Review and Comment 

Department of Public Works/Engineering 
Nelson Wong 

V. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL/ADDITIONAL TEXT 

Holocaust Remembrance Committee/Private 
Felix M. Warburg, Coordinating Architect 

ITEM VI WILL BE REVIEWED DURING A JOINT SESSION OF THE CIVIC 
DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE AND THE STREET ARTISTS COMMITTEE 

VI. STREET ARTIST FURNITURE 

Discussion 

Howard Lazar, Street Artist Program Director 

VII . OLD BUSINESS 

VIII. NEW BUSINESS 

Request to Waiver Civic Design Review; 

PUC/14 Mission Overhead Rehabilitation Substation 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



IX. ADJOURNMENT 
AGENDA. WPS 



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City and County 
of San Francisco 




25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

(415)554-9671 

FAX #621-3868 



CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY JANUARY 13, 1992 

3:00 PM 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE 

COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 



SUPPLEMENTAL ADDENDUM 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



The following item has been added to the regular monthly 
meeting of the Civic Design Committee scheduled for January 
13, 1992. 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Genny Lim 

a Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 
'.i<amoto 
fe Rosekrans 



VII. EMBARCADERO ROADWAY/MEDIAN TREE PALM PLANTING PROPOS 
Waterfront Transportation Project/CAO' s Office 
Peg Di vine/Emi 1 io Cruz 
Port of San Francisco 
Paul Osmundson 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Winship 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



A rtc_Co mmission Gallery 
i~~ Sfcove Street 
4-9682 




MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

January 13, 1992 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 

I. ROLL 



Commissioners Present 

John KM ken 

Anne Healy 

Robert LaRocca 

Rai Okarnoto (arrived 4:25 PM) 



Commissioners Excused 



Staff Presen t 

Joanne Chow Wlnship, Director of Cultural Affairs (arrived 5:00 PM ) 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



II 



APPROVAL OF MINUTES 



The minutes of the November 18, 1991 and December 16, 1991 Civic Design 
Review Committee minutes were moved for approval by Commissioner Healy. 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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III. PIONEER MONUMENT 

Discussion of proposed locations previously identified by Arts 

Commission 

Library Commission 

Kenneth Dowlin/Kathy Page 

Bureau of Architecture 

Norman Karasick/Russ Abel 

Collections Manager, Debra Lehane, reviewed the Pioneei Monument relocation 
request with the Commissioners and identified the purpose of the current 
agenda item, requested by the Bureau of Architecture. New and additional 
information was now available concerning the proposed locations identified 
in the Draft of the New Library Environmental Impact Repot t and the Public 
Comment which had been received to date. A Feasibility study by O'Brien 
KMetsberg with cost analysis for the locations has oeen submitted to the 
Arts Commission for consideration. The Commission was being asked to 
review and prioritize the proposed location sites based on the information 
available. Several departments were invited to advise the Commissioners of 
pending bond issues which will effect proposed relocation sites. One of 
the concerns, identified previously by the Commission, was whether the 
monument could be relocated without the necessity of storing the work for 
any length of time. Only the Fulton Street location had presented an 
opportunity to move the monument directly to a new location. 



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Steve Coultgr, President of the Library Commission reinforced the Library's 
support of identifying a "superb" site for the monument ana reminded the 
audience that the Arts Commission would make no decision until the EIR was 
certified. 

This concluded Public Testimony. 

The committee then opened discussion among themselves. 

It was the consensus of the committee that the Fulton Street Mall was the 
primary location for consideration of the proposed relocation of the 
Pioneer Monument based on the following criteria: 

1. It is close to the original historic location 

2. It allows for a continuing relationship to Market Street and to 
City Hall. 

3. The site can be prepared within reasonable costs. 

4. It allows for placement within the formal Beaux Arts Urban design of 
the Civic Center Master Plan 

4:00 - 4:15 At this time a recess was called to allow for installation of 
visual materials for the next item on the agenda. 

IV. Embarcadero Roadway/Median Palm Tree Planting Proposal 

Waterfront Transportation Project/CAO'S Office 
Peg Divine/Emi 1 io Cruz 
Port of San Francisco 
Paul Osmundson 

Commissioner Kriken provided background on the role of the Arts Commission 

to review and comment on behalf of the Port Commission the Embarcadero 

Roadway Project. He stressed that the Arts Commission was not empowered to 

decide on this issue, but to make summary recommendations. Previously the 

Civic Design Review Committee had recommended no trees for the followinq 

reasons: 

1. The Committee wanted to maintain a special unique quality of the 

industrial feeling of the waterfront. It was felt tnat the addition 

of trees was a traditional approach which would make the roadway too 

similar to other streets in the city. 
Now that the freeway had been removed, it was important to retain 

views which were now once again visible. 

The proposal of placing palm trees in the project was a new approach to the 
issue of trees in the median which needed to be reviewed within the Civic 
Design Review Committee for its recommendation. 

Ms. Peg Divine, Program Manager for the Waterfront Transportation Project 
began the presentation of the project by providing a summary of the project 
and the design review process to which the project haa been subjected. She 
then introduced Michael Smiley of Sasaki Assoc. Mr. Smiley explained the 
role of his firm in reviewing the Embarcadero Roadway Project within 
criteria which had been identified for the project. A list of 17 trees was 
developed and reviewed within the criteria. The Canary Island Palm proved 



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to be the tree which met the criteria. The palms ability to survive in the 
climate was exhibited by palms in the Presidio, on Delores St., Union 
Square, Golden Gate Park and Treasure Island. 

At this time the Commissioners entertained Public testimony. 

Michae]_Post spoke in favor of the palm. 

Davis Dalbo k spoke in favor of the palm. 

Rona2d_Chase opposed palms on the Embarcadero. 

Joel Stephenson, Delancy Street Foundation opposed palms. 

Kennet h Farme r spoke in favor of the palm. 

I s abeJ_Wad e , Tree Advisory Board, represented a group of specialists in 

favor of the palms. 

Mitc hell Ho yle spoke in favor of the palm. 

A]_Kurz opposed palms. Referred to a book titled the Flora of San 

Francisco published in 1958 which identified native plants which he thought 

would be better suited for the project. 

Bob Friese, San Francisco Beautiful, member of the Citizens Advisory 

Committee for the Embarcadero Project, wanted more time for the proposal to 

be considered by groups associated with the project. 

Parre l Pe tty, International Palm Society, spoke in favor of the palm. He 

provided some historical information on existing palms in San Francisco and 

technical information on the suitability of the palm in this application. 

Edward Jane! "I i raised questions concerning the availability of the quantity 

of palms necessary for the project and the amount of money winch would be 

necessary to budget for the planting. He felt that the Phoenix 

dectalyifera would work better proportionally. 

Mark Green , supported palms on the Embarcadero. Suggested that 

Washingtoma Robusta could be alternated to help defray costs. 

Robert Julian spoke in favor of the palms. 

Mane Schooley proposed another tree, but decided it was too small. Urged 

that chosen tree would not shed. 

Nan Roth asked about the litter from the palm. Referred to the Land use 

Plan being prepared by the Port and raised concerns about specific design 

elements of the median and overhead wire situations. 

Norman Rol fe spoke in favor of the palms. 

Neil Mai l och spoke in favor of the palms. He sited that San Francisco's 

"climate was one of the few locations in which the Cannary Island Palm could 

grow. 

Michael Levin , member of the Citizen's Advisory Committee for the 

Embarcadero Project voiced concerns about preserving the view-. He was 

convinced that the palms were appropriate if spaced properly. 

James Milla rd spoke in favor of the palm. Suggested that palms should be 

placed on The water side of the project. 

This concluded the Public Testimony. 

The Commissioners opened discussion among themselves. 

Concern was expressed about the visual relationship of the palms to the 
proposed land side sycamore as represented in a scale model of the 
Embarcadero Roadway Project. 



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Other concerns related to the visual impact of the palm in the creation of 
a line as one looked up or down the roadway. The discussion then turned 
to spacing of the trees. It was recommended Py the Committee that the Port 
and Project Managers seek to have a simulation of traveling the roadway 
prepared by UC Berkeley both from the pedestrian and motorists points of 
view. The impact of the number of rows of trees needed to be considered as 
wel 1 . 

It was the recommendation of the Committee to the Port that: 

If trees are to be used in the median, the palm tree is the preferred tree. 
The Civic Design Review Committee of the San Francisco Arts Commission 
recommends that further study is necessary to fully understand the impact 
that palms trees in the median will have on the views from the Embarcadero. 
The presentation of alternatives and variations of the spacing between palm 
trees and the number of rows of trees will aid the Port Commission and the 
citizens of the city in reaching a conclusion to this important design 
issue for the Waterfront Transportation Project. 



V. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL TEXT PROPOSAL 

Private Submission 
Fel ix Warburg 

On behalf of Mr. Felix Warburg, Debra Lehane presented a revised plan to 
add text to the upper wall behind the Holocaust Memorial by George Segal in 
Lincoln Park. The additional text included an artist statement and the 
names of the concentration camps from World War II. Ms. Lehane referred to 
a previous proposal approved by the artist and the Civic Design Review 
Committee in March 1991. Since that time, further discussion with the 
artist provided for the revised plan to place the text in four panels on 
the wall removing it from having any visual impact on the figures 
themselves. Ms. Lehane had spoken with Mr. Segal who preferred the revised 
proposal. A motion to accept the revised proposal was moved and seconded. 
See Reports and Orders. 

VI. OLD BUSINESS 

VII. NEW BUSINESS 

PROJECT M904-14 MISSION OVERHEAD REHABILITATION SUBSTATION 

A letter from the Public Utilities Commission requesting to waive Civic 
Design Review Committee Requirements for Project M904-14 Mission Overhead 
Rehabilitation Substation located at Russia and Persia had been received. 
According to the PUC, it is replacing an existing building with the same 
type of metal structure which will be enclosed by a housing development 
causing it to be hidden from view. The Commissioners agreed given the 
nature of the project that it was appropriate to waive the Civic Design 
Review Committee requirements for the substation. See Reports and Orders 



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VIII. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

Motion to approve the revised plan submitted by Felix Warburg to add 
additional informational text to the upper wall behind Holocaust Monument 
by George Segal in Lincoln Park. 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to waive the Civic Design Review Committee requirements for the 
replacement of a substation identified as Project M904 14 Mission Overhead 
Rehabilitation. 

Moved: Rai Okamoto 
Consensus: Unanimous 

IX. ADJOURNMENT 

The Commissioners departed at 6:45 PM. 




Submitted bv: \^fJ^rCUry\> oJUsviA. 



Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

Civic Design Review Committee Coordinatoi 



MINUTES. WPS/1/27/92 



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City and County 
of San Francisco 




25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

San Francisco, C A 94102 

(415)554-9671 

FAX #621-3868 



MAYOR 

Frank Jordon 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Eichelbaum 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

John Kriken 

Robert F. LaRocca 

Genny Lim 

^y^a Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 
*^Ktm Dkamoto 

ORTe Rosekrans 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Winship 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY FEBRUARY 10, 1992 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 

I. Roll Call 

II. Approval of January 13, 1992 minutes 

III. MARKET STREET, 1 1 TH TO MC COPPIN STREETS MEDIAN 
LANDSCAPING 

Review and Comment 

Department of Public Works/Engineering 

Nelson Wong 

IV. THE SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY 

Food Service Solarium Addition 

Phase I, II, III 

SF Zoological Society 

Margaret Burks 

Esherick Homsey Dodge and Davis 

Chuck Davis/Bruce Fukuji 

V. FEDERAL RESERVE BANK STREET LIGHTING PROPOSAL 

Pr i vate/ Encroachment 
Fac l 1 l ty PI anni ng 
Kevin Co 1 1 l ns 

At 4:30 PM the Committee will hear the following item 
VI. ITEM VI WILL BE REVIEWED DURING A JOINT SESSION OF 
THE CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE AND Tilt STREET 
ARTISTS COMMITTEE (COMMISSIONERS GENERA AND EICHELBAUM) 
STREET ARTIST FURNITURE/ PROGRAM IDENTIFICATION 
Discussion 
Howard Lazar, Street Artist Program Director 

VII. MISSION POLICE STATION/SFPD JUVENILE DIVISION 

Phase I 

Bureau or Architecture 

Peter Wong/ Edmund Shum 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Aft^ommlsslon Gallery 
MM Dve Street 
^^.4-9682 




VIII. San Francisco General Hospital 

Mental Health Skilled Nursing Center 

Phase III 

Bureau of Architecture 

Tony Leung 

IX. San Francisco General Hospital 

Service building Seismic Upgrade 
Phase I , II 
Tony Leung 



a. San Francisco Fire Station # 2 (Chinatown) 
Phase II 

Bureau of Architecture 
C l ycie Cohen 

XI . OLD BUSINESS 

XII . NEW BUSINESS 

Staff discussion of design review criteria, visual 
materials and presentations for Dona improvements 
relating to seismic upgrading or historic buildings in 
Civic Center. 

XIII. ADJOURNMENT 

AGENDA. WPS 2/4/92 



MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

February 10, 1992 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 

I . ROLL 

Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 

John Kriken 

Robert LaRocca Anne Healy 

Rai Okamoto 

Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

The minutes of the January 13, 1992 Civic Design Review Committee minutes were 
moved for approval by Commissioner Okamoto. 
Consensus: Unanimous 

III. MARKET STREET 11TH TO McCOPPIN MEDIAN ISLAND LANDSCAPING 
Review and Comment 

Department of Public Works/Engineering 
Nelson Wong 

Nelson Wong of the Department of Public Works/Engineering introduced Bonnie Ng. 
A review of the project identified 11th to McCoppin as part of a larger project 
for Market Street previously reviewed through Civic Design. The use of palm 
trees continue into this portion of Market Street from Upper Market Street. 
The primary concern of the commissioners involved where to end the use of the 
palm trees. The criteria being considered consisted of the 1. effect on the 
view; 2. maintaining the basic character of Market Street. Whether to end the 
palms on the east or west side of the Highway 101 overpass became the subject 
of debate. The Commissioners requested that Ms. Ng provide a photomontage of 
the tree in front of the overpass for their consideration. 

IV. THE SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY 

Food Service Solarium Addition 

SF Zoological Society 

Margaret Burks, Mark Zurosick, Robert Crosby 



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Margaret Burks of the San Francisco Zoological Society introduced the project 
to the Commissioners. The proposal is to add to an existing building a food 
service solarium. The Commissioners accepted the concept of a simple enclosure 
and the basic floor plan of the project. The Zoological Society was asked to 
work further on the outside appearance of the structure. They were instructed 
to think in terms of a garden, greenhouse or park-like structure. It was 
suggested that planting could wrap around the zone that encompasses the 
building. A preference for tile was also stated. A motion to approve Phase I 
was moved and seconded. See Reports and Orders. 

V. FEDERAL RESERVE BANK 

Private Encroachment Request 

Kevin Collins 

Larry French (S. Leonard Auerbach & Assoc.) 

Kevin Collins of the Federal Reserve Bank identified for the Commissioners 
concerns about the safety of employees leaving the Bank premises. Existing 
conditions do not provide enough light after dark. Several options were 
considered including bollards and tree lighting. The bank is proposing to 
place additional light standards in line with the existing trees spaced between 
every third tree. The Federal Reserve Bank will pay for the installation and 
power to the additional lights. A motion for approval was moved and seconded. 
See Reports and Orders. 

ITEM VI WAS DISCUSSED AS A SPECIAL JOINT SESSION OF THE CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW 
COMMITTEE AND THE STREET ARTIST COMMITTEE (4:40 PM) 
IN ATTENDANCE: Commissioner Eichelbaum 

Howard Lazar, Director, Street Artists Program 

VI. STREET ARTISTS FURNITURE/PROGRAM IDENTIFICATION 

Concern had been raised as previous meetings about the lack of Commission 
identification for artists in the Street Artists Program. Ways of program 
identification for the artists were discussed. Howard Lazar presented research 
on umbrella designs. It is also planned to have a Street Artist design a logo 
for the program. Three means of identification for the Street Artists were 
accepted: 1. Umbrellas; 2. a banner/skirt for tables; 3. sweatshirts. Mr. 
Lazar agreed to return to Civic Design after meeting with the Street Artists 
for comment. This concluded the joint session of the Civic Design Review 
Committee and the Street Artists Committee. 

VII. MISSION POLICE STATION 

Bureau of Architecture 
Peter Wong/Edmund Shum 
San Francisco Police Dept. 
Capt. Thomas Suttmier 

Mr. Edmund Shum of the Bureau of Architecture introduced the project to the 
members of the committee. An existing building at 17th and Valencia will be 
demolished to allow for the construction of a new two story police building. 
The floor print of the structure creates two separate units joined by a common 



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entry. One unit will house a Police station. The other unit is a division 
which investigates crimes to juveniles. 

It was felt by the Committee that overall site plan was reasonable. The 
architects were asked to consider a possible set back for the building which 
would identify the building in a traditional manner as having a Civic function. 
The committee felt that the exterior design of the building needed further 
development. The design was identified as "a patchwork of ideas" which did not 
create a friendly environment. Of particular concern from the Commissioners 
was creating a friendly entrance for juvenile crime victims. The design as 
presented did not create a warm or inviting point of entry. The design does 
not wrap around the building. The architects were encouraged to return to 
Civic Design for additional assistance with the exterior design of the 
building. A motion to approve the site plan and the floor plan was approved. 
See Reports and Orders. 



VIII. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve a simple greenhouse structure concept and floor plan as 
presented by the San Francisco Zoological Society for an existing food service 
building at San Francisco Zoo. Phase I 

Moved: Rai Okamoto 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve the sidewalk encroachment request of the Federal Reserve 
Bank to install additional light fixtures adjacent to their building on Main 
Street. Phase I, II, III 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve the overall site plan and the footprint of the Mission 
Police Station. Phase I 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

IX. ADJOURNMENT 

Commissioner LaRocca departed at 5:45 PM. The official meeting of the 
committee was adjourned at 5:45 PM. The following items were presented as 
information only. 

MENTAL HEALTH SKILLED NURSING CENTER 
SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL 

Phyllis Harding 

Bureau of Architecture 

Tony Leung 

Kaplan, McLauglin & Diaz Architects 

Trudy Levy 



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A final presentation was made of the brick colors and the landscaping for the 
Mental Health Skilled Nursing center facility at San Francisco General 
Hospital. The Commissioners agreed to recommend under committee report at the 
full commission meeting Phase III approval of this project. 

Proposed Motion: 

Motion to approve Mental Health Skilled Nursing Center Facility San Francisco 
General Hospital, Phase III. 

SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL 
SERVICE BUILDING 

Bureau of Architecture 

Tony Leung 

Mr. Tony Leung presented seismic work which is to be performed on a service 
building at San Francisco General Hospital. This work must be completed before 
the Mental Health Building can be hooked up. The Commissioners agreed to 
recommend under committee report to the full commission Phase I and II approval 
of the seismic work. 

Proposed Motion: 

Motion to approve the seismic work for San Francisco General Hospital Service 
Building Phase I, II. 

SAN FRANCISCO FIRE STATION # 2 
Phase II 

Bureau of Architecture 
Clyde Cohen 

Mr. Cohen submitted modified plans of the project which incorporated comments 
from the Civic Design Review Committee meeting of September 16, 1991. The 
Commissioners agreed to recommend under committee report the proposed motion of 
approval . 

Proposed Motion: 

Motion to approve Phase II, San Francisco Fire Station # 2. 

STAFF REPORT 

Ms. Lehane advised the Commissioners that review of seismic work on buildings 
in the Civic Center funded by a bond will soon be scheduled for the Civic 
Design Review Committee. This work will need to have criteria for review 
identified. 

Anne Bloomfield, Vice President of the Landmarks Advisory Board asked to 
address the commissioners. She identified concerns about the historic nature 
of the buildings and the Landmarks Board roll in reviewing both the interior 
and the exterior of City Hall. She would like a cooperative review effort for 
historic buildings. The Commissioners agreed that they would appreciate review 



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and comment from the Landmarks Board prior to any decision required from the 
Civic Design Review Committee. The Landmarks Boards presence at Civic Design 
Review Committee meetings woul^ be welcomed. 



Submitted by: 




Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



MINUTES. WPS/ 
3/16/92 



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>-,''. 



City and County 
of San Francisco 




25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

(415)554-9671 

FAX #621-3868 



CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY MARCH 16, 1992 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 



AGENDA 



I. Roll Call 



MAYOR 

Frank Jordan 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Eichelbaum 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

John Kriken 

Robert F. LaRocca 

Genny Lim 

^■msi'ta Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

P Okamoto 

.. -«fe Rosekrans 



II. Approval of February 10, 1992 minutes 

III. SAN FRANCISCO NEW MAIN LIBRARY 

Interim report/Discussion 
Bureau of Architecture 
Russ Abel 

s/ I\i . SUMMIT PUMP STATION 

Standby Generator Addition 
Public Utilities Commission 
Tze Ko, Ed Dea 



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V. SAN FRANCISCO MEDICAL CENTER/KAISER 

Encroachment Permit Request/Private 
Hospital Designer for Kaiser Hospital 
Dale R. Watson 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



VI. KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN/MILLBRAE 

Phase I, II, III 

San Francisco Water Department 

Al Ian Lucas 

Edwin G. Bruce Architect 

Dennis Cook 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Winship 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



VII. SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT STATION 40 

Phase I, II 

Bureau of Architecture 

Bruce Flynn, Jorge Gutierrez 

VIII. OLD BUSINESS 

IX. NEW BUSINESS 

X. ADJOURNMENT 

AGENDA. WPS 



ArtsCommission Gallery 
fc ' '.* »ve Street 
m- ^.-9682 




MINUTES 
SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 
CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

March 16, 1992 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:15 pm for information only presentations 
until a quorum was obtained at 4:15 pm. 

I . ROLL 

Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 

Anne Healy John Kriken 

Robert LaRocca arr. 4:15 
Rai Okamoto 

Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

Debra Lehane informed the Commissioners of two corrections to the February 10, 
1992 minutes. The first correction, under Reports and Orders: item 1, the 
following language was added: "by the San Francisco Zoological Society for an 
existing food service building at San Francisco Zoo." The second correction 
was the omission of a presentation on San Francisco Fire Station # 2, Phase II 
approval. The committee had agreed to recommend under committee report Phase 
II approval for the project. The corrected minutes of the February 10, 1992 
Civic Design Review Committee minutes were moved for approval by Commissioner 
Healy. 
Consensus: Unanimous 

III. SUMMIT PUMP STATION 

Public Utilities Commission 
Tze Ko, Ed Dea 

Mr. Stanley Kresicki informed the committee of the Public Utilities intention 
to install a standby emergency generator at the Summit Pump station at Sutro 
Resevoir. The addition would be added to an existing coronation building. The 
addition is designed to blend with the existing building. Once completed, the 
Water Department would re-landscape the area adjacent to the building. The 
Commissioners accepted Phase I, II of the proposed project. See Reports and 
Orders for motion. 

IV. SAN FRANCISCO MEDICAL CENTER/KAISER 
ENCROACHMENT PERMIT REQUEST/PRIVATE 

Hospital Designer for Kaiser Hospital 
Dale R. Watson 



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Kaiser Hospital has been working with the Planning Commission for approval of a 
new plaza/entry to the hospital on Geary at St. Josephs. The plaza has been 
under construction. Recently, the hospital was informed of the need for the 
encroachment permit and approval from the Arts Commission. The hospital has 
extended the plaza at the request of the traffic department to cause traffic to 
slow when turning from Geary onto St. Josephs. The plaza is a textured gray 
paver with three trees and two benches. The commissioners accepted the plaza 
design and granted the encroachment approval. See Reports and Orders for 
motion. 

V. KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN/MI LLBRAE 

San Francisco Water Department 
Allan Lucas 

Edwin G. Bruce Architects 
Dennis Cook 

Mr. Allan Lucas, of the Water Department explained the unusual nature of this 
item before the committee. The Water Department has leased land to Orchard 
Supply Hardware in Mi librae. Per the terms of the lease agreement, Orchard 
Supply Hardware has subleased a portion of the land to Kentucky Fried Chicken. 
Since the building is on City property, Civic Design needs to review the 
project. Mr. Lucas also explained that safety and traffic concerns which the 
Water Department had regarding the project have been addressed by Kentucky 
Fried Chicken. Mr. Dennis Cook presented the design of the building, 
identifying it within the site plan. He informed the committee that through 
several meetings with the Mi librae Planning Department, the design had been 
approved by Mi librae. The Mi librae Planning Dept. had asked Kentucky Fried 
Chicken to repeat common elements with other commercial businesses within the 
immediate area. The results is an original design. The building shares the 
same roof slope as the Orchard Supply Hardware building, has a tile roof, 
columns and timbers for a decorative shadow element. A landscaping plan was 
also submitted. The Commissioners accepted Phases I, II and II of the 
proposal. See Reports and Orders for motion. 

VI. SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT STATION 40 

Bureau of Architecture 
Jorge Gutierrez 
Roger Wong 

Mr. Gutierrez gave a brief history of the building to the Committee. Built in 
1931, the building underwent seismic reconstruction in 1955. In 1978 the 
interior was reconstructed. The front balconies were removed during a previous 
reconstruction. 

Currently, the fire trucks hit the top of the arches as the leave and enter the 
building. The project has gone before the Landmarks Board. Anne Bloomfield of 
the Landmarks Board indicated that Landmarks has identified the arches as a 
major architectural feature and would like to see the arches remain. Raising 
the arches, would allow fora panel to be insetted and recessed 2 " at the top 
of the arch. Commissioners expressed some concern about the appearance of the 
inset. Buttresses are being added for strengthening of the front. An office 
is being extended and the window designed to reflect the original. The Bureau 
of Architecture is proposing to replace the iron work balconies. The roof will 



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be replaced with a galvanized material which gives the appearance of tiles. 
The Committed agreed to accept Phase I, II proposals for the project. See 
Reports and Orders for motion. 

VII. SAN FRANCISCO NEW MAIN LIBRARY 

Bureau of Architecture 

Russ Abel 

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and 

Simon Martin-Vegue Winkelstein Moris 

James Freed 

After Phase II approval, the Civic Design Review Committee had asked for the 
architects of the library to make one more interim presentation for discussion 
of landscaping and the children's garden area. Mr. James Freed, presented a 
landscape plan for the grounds surrounding the library and identified three 
types of trees which will be planted, sycamore, ficus and hawthorn. The 
Commissioner's approved of the simplified Children's terrace parapet. Phase 
III approval has been tentatively scheduled as part of a special Joint 
Committee hearing with Visual Arts on March 31st. No motion was required. 

VIII. OLD BUSINESS 

Commission Director, Joanne Chow Winship, discussed the Technical meetings 
which she had been attending concerning the Central Embarcadero/Ferry Building 
design. Of the four alternatives under consideration, two alternatives for the 
central embarcadero are being reviewed in greater detail. One is an above 
ground roadway which curves around the western edge of a plaza in front 
of the Ferry Building. The second alternative moves a portion of the roadway 
under a plaza. The Commissioners requested copies of the plans for their 
review, inquired as to when ROMA would be making another presentation to the 
committee, and stressed their concern for pedestrian access and friendliness in 
any proposed roadway design. No motion was required. 

IX. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve an addition to a coronation building at the Summit Pump 
Station for a Standby Emergency Generator. Phase I, II 

Moved: Rai Okamoto 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve an encroachment permit for a plaza at San Francisco 
Medical Center/Kaiser Hospital located at Geary and St. Joseph. 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve a Kentucky Fried Chicken building located on Water 
Department Land/ Mi librae. Phase I, II, III 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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4. Motion to approve San Francisco Fire Station 40. Phase I, II 

Moved: Anne Healy 
consensus: Unanimous 



X. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 4:50 pm. 



Submitted X>r.-JJU24&JL 



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City and County 
of San Francisco 




25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

San Francisco. CA 94102 

(415)554-9671 

FAX #621-3868 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 



Suite 430 

Street Artists Licenses 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY APRIL 20, 1992 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 

I. Roll Call 

II. Approval of March 16, 1992 minutes 

III. FIFTH AND MISSION GARAGE EXPANSION 

Phase I and II 
Parking Authority 
Whisler-Patri Architects 
Marie Zeller, Gary Samonsky 

IV. MISSION POLICE STATION/SFPD JUVENILE DIVISION 

Phase I Interim Meeting 
Bureau of Architecture 
Peter Wong, Edmund Shum 

V. ISLAIS CREEK PUMP STATION 

Phase I 

Bureau of Architecture 

Bruce Flynn 

VI. UNITED AIR LINE PARKING LOT, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL 
AIRPORT, Phase I 
Bureau of Architecture 
Howard J. Wong, Clyde Cohen 

VII. 24th STREET MINI PARK 

Fence Approval /Private Request 

24th Street Revi tal i zation Committee 

Rosa Rivera 

VIII. NO. 30 STOCKTON TROLLEY OVERHEAD RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT 

Public Utitlies Commission 
Donald Chee 

IX. OLD BUSINESS 

X. NEW BUSINESS 

XI . ADJOURNMENT 



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Civic Design Review Committee 

April 16, 1992 

Present: Bob LaRocca Absent: John Kriken 

Anne Healy 
Rai Okamoto 

There being no quorum, the following presentations were for 
information only. 

I. Fifth and Mission Garage Expansion 

Gary Samonsky presented the Fifth and Mission Garage Expansion 
project. The project involves adding two floors, new facades on 
Fifth and Mission Streets with open stairs, new retail, and the 
remodeling of the public lobby on Mission. Phase II will be 
presented to Civic Design next month (May). A question 
concerning whether or not the project addressed public safety at 
the pedestrian crossing at the mid block location was raised. 
Commissioner LaRocca had concerns about the elevator roof design 
at the Fourth Street corner location. Commissioner LaRocca 
agreed to recommend approval to the full commission under 
committee report. 

II. Mission Police Station 

Edmund Shum and Michael Pierron presented the new design for the 
Mission Police Station. The mission style architecture uses 
arches to pull the sides together. Commission LaRocca asked 
about the shadow line from the arches. Angelica Chiang from the 
Planning Department informed Commissioner LaRocca that the 
building should comply with Planning Code 145.1 which says that 
half the frontage should be dedicated to glazing. Civic Design 
Coordinator, Debra Lehane, reminded Ms. Chiang that design and 
aesthetic issues are under the purview of the Civic Design Review 
Committee. Ms. Lehane expressed concern that the architects may 
be receiving mixed instructions concerning the appearance of the 
building regarding the window treatment. Commissioner LaRocca 
requested that studies be done concerning the effect on parking 
if the building were set back five feet to allow for planting on 
the front of the building. Commissioner LaRocca also wanted to 
see a landscaping plan. 

III. Islais Creek Pump Station 

Bruce Flynn provided background on the location which has been an 
old car site. The site has toxins in the soil. The pump station 
is a functional building similiar to other pump stations. One to 
two people will maintain the station, but it is defined as an 
"unmanned" location. Commissioner LaRocca liked the building 
saying that it may be overdesigned for its function, but makes a 
nice architectural statement. He agreed to recommend Phase I 
approval to the full commission on May 4th. 



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unmanned" location. Commissioner LaRocca liked the building 
saying that it may be overdesigned for its function, but makes a 
nice architectural statement. He agreed to recommend Phase I 
approval to the full commission on May 4th. 

IV. United Air Line Parking Garage, San Francisco International 
Ai rport 

Howard Wong, Clyde Cohen and John Thomas were prepared to comply 
with a previous request from members of the Civic Design Review 
Committee to have the architectural members of the committee 
review the project. This was their second attempt to comply with 
the request. A change had occurred regarding the "users" of the 
garage. Formerly United Airline maintenance workers would be 
using the garage. The intended users of the garage now will be 
United Airline flight personnel. This has created a new need for 
a checkpoint building at the garage to allow flight personnel to 
proceed directly to the planes for boarding without an additional 
security check. The new structure will be presented at some 
future review. The proposed garage structure is precast 
concrete. Light elements on the roof deck parking area will be 
below eighteen (18) feet. Vines will be used in the inside core 
area of the columns. Commissioner LaRocca commented that the 
building design was a more honest statement and indicated that he 
would recommend Phase I approval to the full commission on May 
4th. Phase II will be presented to the Civic Design Review 
Committee at the May committee meeting. 

V. Street Lights/Union Street 

Donald Chee from the Public Utilities Commission discussed with 
Commissioner LaRocca the No. 30 Stockton Trolley Overhead 
Reconstruction Project on Union Street. Historic light fixtures 
will be moved to new poles. The Union Street merchants would 
like to identify a color for the poles on Union Street to give 
the neighborhood its own identity. Commissioner LaRocca 
expressed concern about the joining of the older light fixture 
with the new larger pole and requested that Mr. Chee provide a 
detail of the clamp which will mount the lamp and the mounting 
height. Mr. Chee agreed to provide the requested information. 

VI. Old Business: 

Upper Market Street Landscaping Plan 

A drawing showing palm trees east of the overpass was reviewed. 
This drawing had been requested by the Civic Design Review 
Committee at a previous meeting. Commissioner LaRocca favored 
the placement of the palm trees east of the overpass. 




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City and County 
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25 Van Ness Avenue 

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San Fiancisco. CA 94102 

(416)554-9671 

FAX #621-3868 



CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY MAY 18, 1992 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 7 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 



Roll Call 



II. Approval of March 16, 1992 minutes 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POP'S Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 



Suite 430 

Street Artists Licenses 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 



III. 24th STREET MINI PARK 

Fence Approval /Private Request 

24th Street Revitalization Committee 

Rosa Rivera 

IV. MISSION POLICE STATION/SFPD JUVENILE DIVISION 

Phase II Interim Meeting 
Bureau of Architecture 
Peter Wong, Edmund Shum 

V. CHINATOWN BRANCH LIBRARY 

Phase I 

Bureau of Architecture 

Glenn Hunt 

VI. UNITED AIR LINE PARKING LOT, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL 
AIRPORT, Phase II 
Bureau of Architecture 
Howard J. Wong, Clyde Cohen 



VII. TARAVAL POLICE STATION i 

Phase II 

Bureau of Architecture 

Peter Wong, Gary Hoy 

VIII. FIFTH AND MISSION STREET GARAGE 

Phase II 

Parking Authority 
Whistler Patri Architects 
Marie Zeller, Gary Samonsky 

IX. HOISTING EQUIPMENT TO VARIOUS PUMP STATIONS 

Phase I, II 

Public Utilities 

Samson Chan, Rogerio Bittencourt 

X. OLD BUSINESS 

EMBARCADERO: MUNI METRO TURNAROUND /SASAKI DISCUSSION 
Molly Lambert 

XI. NEW BUSINESS 

CULTURAL CENTERS DISCUSSION 

Request from Civic Design Review Committee to AIA for 

technical assistance to centers 



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AGENDA. WPS 



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MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

May 18, 1992 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:15 p.m. 

I . ROLL 



Commissioners Present 

John Kriken 

Robert LaRocca 

Anne Healy 

Rai Okamoto (arr. 3:40 pm) 

Staff Present 



Commissioners Excused 



Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

The minutes of the March 16, 1992 Civic Design Review Committee minutes were 
moved for approval by Commissioner Healy. 
Consensus: Unanimous 



III. 



Phase 1,11,111 



of community 
Mini Park. As 



an 



24th Street Mini Park 

Private Submission 

Rosa Rivera 
Ms. Rosa Rivera acquainted the Commissioners with the history 
activities regarding the Mission District and the 24th Street 
effort to reduce inappropriate use of the park, architect Edwardo Martinez has 
designed a 6' high, wrought iron fence to enclose the park at night. Funding 
for the project will come from the community. Commissioner LaRocca moved for 
approval of Phases I, II and III. Commissioner Healy seconded the motion. The 
motion was passed unanimously. See Reports and Orders. 



IV. 



Phase I 



MISSION POLICE STATION 

Bureau of Architecture 

Peter Wong/Edmund Shum 

San Francisco Police Dept. 

Capt. Thomas Suttmier 
Mr. Peter Wong and Mr. Edmund Shum of the Bureau of Architecture reviewed the 
project with the members of the committee. The Commissioners continued to 
express concern about the large expanse of exterior wall and the need for 
planting on the Valencia and 17th Street facades. Mr. Wong and Mr. Shum 
informed the Commissioners of the Police Department's lack of funds for the 
maintenance of any landscaping at the Mission Street Station. It was still 
suggested that a low plant could be used in the shallow recessed arches along 
the front of the building with larger plants flanking the entry. It was 



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suggested that either a sidewalk encroachment could be obtained to permit 
adequate space for the planting. It was also suggested by the committee that 
support for maintenance could be obtained through community programs such as 
Project 20. Discussion turned to the main entry. The committee felt that the 
pitched roof entry was inconsistent with the arched elements of the building. 
Either an arched or flat entry would provide architectural consistency. The 
architects were asked to work on the following three areas before the next 
phase II review: 

1. Show a heavier roof band 

2. Provide alternatives to the pitch roof parapet, either arched or flat 

3. Resolve the issue of providing a green band of landscaping on the fronts of 
the facades. 

Commissioner Healy moved for Phase I approval, Commissioner LaRocca seconded. 
It was unanimously approved. See Reports and Orders. 

V. Chinatown Branch Library Phase I 

Bureau of Architecture 

Glen Hunt 
Mr. Glen Hunt introduced the Chinatown Branch Library renovation project. The 
Chinatown Library located on Powell near Jackson is the most used library in 
the city. A grant from the State has been received to expand and seismically 
upgrade the building. The building will also be made handicap accessible. The 
project calls for 100% use of the lot. The front facade of the 1921 G. Elbert 
Lansburg building will be impacted by the addition of a community room. A 
mezzanine level will be introduced in the interior. It was suggested by the 
Committee that the elevator be turned 90 degrees to avoid conflict with a front 
window. Landscaping will be discussed at a community meeting. Prior to the 
Library returning to Civic Design for Phase II approval, the item should be 
taken to the Landmarks Board for their review. Kathy Brenner for the library 
voiced the Library's support for the project. Commissioner LaRocca moved for 
Phase I approval. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Okamoto and 
unanimously approved. See Reports and Orders. 

VI. United Airlines Parking Garage, San Francisco International Airport 

Bureau of Architecture Phase II 

Howard Wong, Clyde Cohen 
Mr. Wong and Mr. Cohen reviewed for the committee the United Airlines Parking 
Garage project at the San Francisco International Airport. The area adjacent 
to South Airport Boulevard will be planted with eucalyptus trees as identified 
in a master plan for South Airport Boulevard. The lighting for the garage will 
be high intensity/high pressure sodium. The direction of the lights called 
skot can be changed with a baffle. The lighting design has been referred to 
Cal Trans for their approval. Materials for the structure will consist of 
white precast concrete with white sand and gravel. The interior colors of the 
building will be gray. The horizontal elements of the building have a grooved 
surface. The Commissioners opposed landscaping in the columns. The following 
recommendations were made by the Committee: 

1. The ground floor should have a 3'6" baffle wall along South Airport 
Boulevard which repeats the spandrel 

2. The bottom portion of the span should return to repeat the softness of the 

curve 

3. A hard edge should be created at the corners with a mitered joint. 



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Commissioner LaRocca moved for approval of Phase II. Commission Okamoto 
seconded. Approval was Unanimous. See Reports and Orders. 

VII. Taraval Police Station Phase II 

Bureau of Architecture 

Gary Hoy 
Mr. Gary Hoy of the Bureau of Architecture reviewed the project for the 
committee. The 1927 building by Alfred I. Coffey is being seismically 
upgraded. Should a major seismic event occur, the Taraval Police Station will 
be used as a command center. Stucco and bricks are being used to repeat 
existing materials. Most of the new portions of the building will be stucco 
due to project costs. The Commissioners raised some concern about the use of 
the different materials. Anne Bloomfield, Vice President of the Landmarks 
Board requested that this building be brought before the Landmarks Board for 
review. Mr. Hoy informed Ms. Bloomfield this building does not require 
Landmarks review. Landscaping for the Taraval Police Station is maintained by 
the Recreation and Park Department's McCoppin Park staff. Commissioner LaRocca 
moved for Phase II approval. Commissioner Healy seconded, the motion was 
passed unanimously. See Reports and Orders. 

VIII. Hoisting Equipment/Pump Stations Phase I, II 

Public Utilities 

Samson Chan, Lota Nuguid 
Ms. Lota Nuguid from General Engineering Division of Utilities Engineering 
Bureau explained the need to install hoisting columns to the exteriors of the 
Alemany and Summit Pump Stations. The plan for the Summit Pump Station was 
accepted as presented. The approval of the columns for the Alemany Pump 
Station was conditional upon the following: 

1. The columns will be painted the same color as the building in a glossy 
paint 

2. The door, grill, tank and fence will be painted a dark green 

3. A planting plan would be designed to include tall trees at the corners to 
screen the new structures. 

Commissioner LaRocca moved to approve Phase I, II. The motion was seconded by 
Commissioner Okamoto. Commissioners Kriken, LaRocca and Okamoto voted in 
favor. Commissioner Healy opposed the motion stating her objections to 
altering the 1941 Alemany Pump Station building. 

IX. Old Business: 

EMBARCADERO/SASAKI DISCUSSION- 

Molly Lambert informed the Commissioners about project meetings she has 
attended concerning the Muni Metro Turnaround project. Ms. Lambert represented 
the public art program for the Art Commission. In attendance at these 
meetings, were representitives from the Waterfront Transportation Project, the 
Port, the Public Utilities Commission and Sasaki & Assoc. Robert Millar's 
design for the portal was discussed as it related to the overall design for the 
Embarcadero. The Commissioner's felt that in order to be better informed as 
advisors to the Port on the Embarcadero Projects, that a presentation from 
Sasaki & Assoc, providing an overview of all the designed elements on one 
mapped drawing is necessary. The Commissioner's instructed the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to write a letter on their behalf requesting the Waterfront 
Transportation Project staff to schedule Sasaki & Assocs. for a presentation to 



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the Civic Design Committee at the June 15th Civic Design Review committee 
meeting. 

X. New Business: 

CULTURAL CENTERS- The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has expressed an 
interest in providing the Art Commission with community service. The 
Commissioners instructed the Director of Cultural Affairs to write a letter to 
the Board of the AIA requesting to be placed on the next board meeting agenda 
to solicit their assistance in providing individuals willing to advise the 
Culturals Centers on the restoration and reuse of the Community Centers. 
Commissioners Kriken, LaRocca and Healy were in favor of making the request. 
Having requested and received permission from the other Commissioners, 
Commissioner Okamoto abstained. 

XI. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve the design of a fence for the 24th Street 
mini park, Phase I, II, III. 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve Phase I Mission Police Station. 
Moved: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve Phase I Chinatown Branch Library. 
Moved: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to approve Phase II United Airlines Parking Garage, 
San Francisco International Airport. 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

5. Motion to approve Phase II Taraval Police Station. 
Moved: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

6. Motion to approve Phase I, II Alemany Pump Station and Summit 
Pump Station Hoisting Equipment modifications. 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: In Favor-Kriken, LaRocca, Okamoto 
Opposed- Healy 
IX. ADJOURNMENT 
The meeting was adjourned at 7:05 pm. 



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Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 
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City and County 
of Son Francisco 




25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

San Francisco. CA 94102 

(415)554-9671 

FAX #621-3868 



II 

PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 

Civic Art Collection HI 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 



IV. 



Suite 430 

Street Artists Licenses 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 



V. 



CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY JUNE 15, 1992 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

REVISED AGENDA 

Roll Call 

Approval of May 18, 1992 minutes 

EMBARCADER0 ROADWAY PROJECT OVERVIEW 

Discussion 

Emilio Cruz, CAO'S Office 

Sasaki and Assocs. 

FIRE STATION NO. 2 

Phase III 

Clyde Cohen 

Bureau of Architecture 

MISSION CULTURAL CENTER 

Facade Beautif ication Phase I, II, III 
Jorge Hernandez 
Renovation Committee Chair 



VI. NOE VALLEY COURTS PARK 

Fence Design Approval Phase I, II, III 

Elaine Molinari 

Recreation and Park Department 

VII. BAYVIEW DISTRICT POLICE STATION 

Phase II, III 

Peter Wong, Lourdes Chan 

Bureau of Architecture 

VIII. UNITED AIRLINE PARKING GARAGE, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 
Phase III 

Howard Wong, Clyde Cohen 
Bureau of Architecture 

IX. OLD BUSINESS 

X. NEW BUSINESS 

Re-scheduling of July Civic Design Committee meeting 

XI. ADJOURNMENT 



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MINUTES 
SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 
CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMM I TT E E 

June 15, 1992 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 

I . ROLL 



Q. onirni ssl one rs Present 

John Kriken 

Robert LaRocca 

Anne Mealy 

Rai Okamoto (arr. 3:30 pm) 

Staff Present 



Commissioners Excused 



Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 
Susan Pontious 
Tonia Macnei 1 
Molly Lambert 
Joanne Chow Winship 

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

The minutes of the May 18, 1992 Civic Design Review Committee minutes were 
moved for approval by Commissioner LaRocca. Consensus: Unanimous 

III. EMBARCADERO ROADWAY OVERVIEW 

Chief Administrative Office 
Emi 1 io Cruz 
Sasaki and Associates 
Michael Smiley 

In response to a request from the Civic Design Review Committee, Emilia Cruz of 
the Chief Administrator's Office presented the completed design for the 
Southern portion of the Embarcadero Roadway. General layout of the roadway, 
surface patterns, materials and landscaping was reviewed. Incorporation of the 
art projects was also included. The following concerns and recommendations to 
the Port Commission resulted in the presentation: 

1. As a maintenance and aesthetic issue, testing of the black concrete portion 
of the ribbon project for stain resistance was recommended. 

2. The height of the work by Di Suvero should be used to determine the set 
back for the Gateway Project placement. Scale and placement are very 
important. 

3. The point where the lights for Market Street and the Embarcadero meet needs 
to be considered to distinguish the end of one Urban design area and the 
beginning of another. 



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4. Keeping the palms with the Muni Metro portal provides and important 
continuity for the Embarcadero. 

5. Non revenue connection should be separate from Muni Metro Turnaround. 

6. Consistency of street corridor has priority. The Civic Design Committee 
requests that the Port allow them to review plazas on the land side. 

IV. Fire Station No. 2 Phase III 

Bureau of Architecture 
Clyde Cohen, Susanna Fan 

Final design and colors were presented for Fire Station No. 2 by Mr. Clyde 
Cohen. Commissioner Okamoto moved for approval. See Reports and Orders. 

V. Mission Cultural Center Phase 1,11,111 

Renovation Committee 
Sharon Bl iss 

A proposal to install three sets of rotating banners to the exterior of the 
building and a neon sign identifying the Mission Cultural Center was presented 
to the Committee by Ms. Sharon Bliss. The Center wab instructed to contact the 
mural artists which have painted a mural on the front of the building to insure 
that they have no objections to the installation of the banners over the mural. 
The letters will be in neon colors. Commissioner Healy moved tor approval. See 
Reports and Orders. 

VI. Noe Valley Courts Park Phase I, II, III 

Recreation and Park Department 
Elaine Mol inari 

Ms. Elaine Mol inari presented a fence designed pro bono for the Noe Valley 
Courts Park located at 24th and Douglass Streets. The park is a playground for 
toddlers. The fence will help to control the dog nuisance problem currently 
experienced by the park patrons. The fence will be a 42" galvanized steel 
fence which will be painted black or dark green after the steel had been 
allowed to cure. Commissioner LaRocca moved for approval. See Reports and 
Orders. 

VII. Bayview District Police Station Phase II, III 

Bureau of Archi tecture 
Peter Wong, Lourdes Chan 

Mr. Wong reviewed the Bayview District Police Station presented to the 
Committee in May 1991. The building located at the corner of Newhall and 
Williams Street has a tall circular tower entrance with a peaked jlass roof. 
Two other entries have small peaked covers protecting the community entrance 
and the captains door. The Committee requested that the facade be redesigned 
and provided the following instructions: 

1. The colors dre too pastel. Architectural research in reference to the 

African society was suggested for color, form and textures. 

2. The approaches to the openings should be punched into the facade. 

3. The main entry should be punched as well, the slit is out of character. 

4. The opening for the captain should be played down. 



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5. Openings for the community door and the captains door should be recessed. 

6. The commercial movie house marquee effect should be reduced by reducing the 
scale of the central tower or by simplifying the form. 

7. Ground cover should be added in the parking lot landscape plan. 

Phase II approval was withheld at this time. The architects have been asked to 
return to the Civic Design Review Committee with design changes incorporated. 

VIII. United Airline Parking Garage, San Francisco International Airport 
Phase III 

Bureau of Architecture 
Howard Wong 

Final drawings of the United Parking Garage was presented to the Committee by 
Mr. Wong which showed the incorporation of the Committee's Phase II 
recommendations. The term cobble as used in the plans should be corrected to 
accurately reflect the construction materials to the contractor. Comments were 
made on the plant list with the recommendation that more wetland plants should 
be included due to the ground condition around the garage. Commissioner 
Okarnoto moved for approval. See Reports and Orders. 

IX. New Business: The July Civic Design Review Committee will meet on July 
13th at 3 pm due to a conflict with Commissioners scheduled on July 20th. 

X. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve Phase III Fire Station Mo. 2 
Moved: Rai Okarnoto 

Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve Phase I, II, III Mission Cultural Center facade 
changes. 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve Phase I, II, III Noe Valley Court Park Fence. 
Moved: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to approve Phase III United Airlines Par King Garage, 
San Francisco International Airport. 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

XI. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 pm. 



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AGENDA 

Roll Call 

Approval of June 15, 1992 minutes 

FIRE STATION NO. 37 

Phase I 

Roger Wong, Chris Bigelow 

Bureau of Architecture 



COMMISSIONERS 

Anne Healy 
President 

John Kriken 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Nancy Boas 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Daniel Genera 
,Pghgft F. LaRocca 
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•*m\ Y. Okamoto 
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IV. BAYVIEW DISTRICT POLICE STATION 

Phase II, III 

Peter Wong, Lourdes Chan 

Bureau of Architecture 

VI. TARAVAL POLICE STATION 

Phase III 

Peter Wong, Mr. Gary Hoy 

Bureau of Architecture 

VII. SUMMIT PUMP STATION/STANDBY GENERATOR 

Phase III 

Lota Nuguid, Ed Dea, Tze Ko 

Public Utilities Commission 

VIII. ALEMANY AND SUMMIT PUMP STATIONS/HOISTING EQUIPMENT 

Phase III 

Lota Nuguid, Samson Chan, Rogerio Bittencourt 

Public Utilities Commission 

IX. MUNI METRO TURNAROUND/VENT STRUCTURE - JUSTIN HERMAN PLAZA 

Phase I, II, III 

Dave Sutter 

Public Utilities Commission 

Bechtel Corportation 

X. PORTSMOUTH SQUARE 

Phase III 

Deborah Learner, Recreation and Parks Dept. 

Shannon Maloney, Bureau of Engineering 

XI. SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL PARKING GARAGE 

Phase I 

Philip Sowers, Howard Wong 

Bureau of Architecture 




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MINUTES 

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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

July 13, 1992 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:15 p.m. 

I. ROLL 

Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 

John Kriken 

Robert LaRocca 

Anne Healy 

Rai Okamoto (arr. 3:30 pm) 

Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 
Susan Pontious 
Tonia Macneil 
Joanne Chow Winship 

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

The minutes of the June 15, 1992 Civic Design Review Committee minutes were 
moved for approval by Commissioner LaRocca. Consensus: Unanimous 

III. Fire Station No. 37 Phase I 

Bureau of Architecture 
Roger Wong, Chris Bigelow 

Mr. Roger Wong and Mr. Chris Bigelow of the Bureau of Architecture introduced 
the upgrade and expansion project for Fire Station No. 37 located at Wisconsin 
and 22nd Street. The scheme is based on preservation of the existing building 
built by John Reid Jr. in 1915. A second edition will be built on the adjacent 
lot and joined to the building per seismic reguirements . The addition allows 
for an second apparatus to be assigned to the station and for a women's 
dormitory. A presentation has been made to the Landmarks Board who supports 
the concept for the renovation of the station which was rated "2" in a 1976 
survey performed by the Landmarks board. Two members of the public, Ms. 
Winnifred Mann and Mr. William Canihan raised objections to the proposed 
renovation. Mr. Canihan was concerned about losing his view due to the height 
of the building. The Committee informed Mr. Canihan that height restrictions 
fall under the purview of the Planning Commission. Chief Flinch of the San 
Francisco Fire Department answered questions concerning programming 
requirements for the space in the building. The Committee's response to the 
proposed design were as follows: 

a. they supported the historic preservation concept for the building 

b. the new entry door needs to be highlighted 

c. the new entry is a possible location for art enrichment 

d. the balcony on the back of the building should be designed for both user 
privacy and neighbor privacy 

e. the balcony "backside" should be attractive 

Commissioner Okamoto moved for Phase I approval. Commissioner Healy seconded 
and it was unanimously approved. See Reports and Orders. 



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IV. Taraval Police Station Phase III 

Bureau of Architecture 
Peter Wong, Gary Hoy 

Mr. Gary Hoy of the Bureau of Architecture presented the 75% completed final 
drawings for the Taraval Police Station project. The commissioners requested 
that the architect check with the Landmarks Board to see if they have a policy 
concerning plaques on buildings which identify original building dates and 
dates when remodeled. It was suggested that a plaque stating dates would be 
appropriate with this project. Commissioner Healy moved for approval, 
Commissioner LaRocca seconded. The motion was unanimously approved. See 
Reports and Orders. 

V. Summit Pump Station/ Standby Generator Phase III 

Public Utilities Commission 
Lota Nuguid, Ed Dea, Tze Ko 

Ms. Lota Nuguid reviewed the project of the generator building for the Summit 
Pump Station. The Water Department will be landscaping the project with their 
staff. Commissioner Okamoto moved for phase III approval. It was seconded by 
Commissioner Healy and unanimously approved. See Reports and Orders. 

VI. Portsmouth Square Phase III 

Bureau of Engineering 
John Thomas 

Mr. John Thomas of Landscape Architecture presented drawings of the upper level 
of Portsmouth Square for approval which included the introduction of a 
hexagonal space. The Committee had several concerns and requested that the 
item be held over until next month when a representative of the Recreation and 
Park Department can be in attendance to answer questions for the Committee. 
Specific concerns identified were: 1. identify and approve the color of the 
mat in the children's area which will have a large impact on the park design; 
2. elevations between the children play structure and the Goddess of Democracy 
sculpture need to be prepared in order to see the vista and relationship of the 
two items; 3. the Committee would like a review of the light standards 
approved in phase II and their height; 4. the Committee would also like to 
know Rec/Park's plan for the displacement of community activities during the 
renovation, i.e. gaming tables. There was no motion. 

VII. Muni Metro Turnaround Vent Structure Phaso I, II ,111 

Justin Herman Plaza 

Public Utilities Commission 

Dave Sutter 

Bechtel Corporation 

Bob Jordan 

Mr. Dave Sutter of the PUC described the vent structure which will be in Justin 
Herman Plaza. The location of the structure is determined by underground 
activities and engineering needs. It will be no higher than a Muni bus. The 
painted metal panels on the exterior can be removed at a future date to allow 
for an alternate treatment. Concern was raised by the Committee regarding 
future adaptability of the structure. The Committee asked that the document 
showing the structure be modified to show the underground structure and how is 
will effect future planting in the Embarcadero Plaza. In the interest of 
coordinating the Embarcadero Plaza and the Roadway plan, Sasaki will be 
invited to the meeting which discusses the Embarcadero and the structure 
scheduled for August. A motion with contingencies was moved by John Kriken and 
seconded by Rai Okamoto. It was unanimously approved. See Reports and Orders. 



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VIII. San Francisco General Hospital Parking Garage Phase I 

Bureau of Architecture 

Philip Sowers, Howard Wong 

Parking Authority 

Kevin Hagerty 

Fong & Chan Architects 

David Fong, Dan Liefenerum 

The new garage facility proposed for 24th Street/San Bruno/Utah and 23rd 
Streets was presented by the architects from Fong and Chan Architects. The 
Committee acknowledged the difficulties of designing a garage of this size to 
fit within the existing neighborhood. The 800 car facility would be used by 
the hospital and the community. Eventually the garage will be expanded to 
provide parking for 1200. The Committee requested that the architects for the 
project should investigate whether the hospital has a master plan and how the 
garage fits into the master plan. It was requested that someone from the 
hospital be present at the next presentation to answer questions concerning the 
hospital's position on issues regarding use of the garage. Without 
understanding use issues, it was not possible for the Committee to decide on 
the appropriateness of aspects of the design, i.e. entries to garage. The 
architects further described the design of the structure stressing their 
efforts to make the structure as transparent as possible. The Committee felt 
that the scale of the building was off for the area, that the cylinders were 
too big for the neighborhood, the building needed to be shown more in the 
neighborhood context, the architects need to look at more ideas, the building 
looks crowded on the block and should be softened from the pedestrian point of 
view. The picket fence at this time is the only thing to engage the 
pedestrian. The Committee requested that the architects work their design 
further and re-submit for Phase I approval. There was no motion. 

IX. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve Phase I Fire Station No. 37 
Moved: Rai Okamoto 

Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve Phase III Taraval Police Station. 
Moved: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve Phase III Summit Pump Station/Standby Generator. 
Moved: Rai Okamoto 

Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to approve Phase III Alemany and Summit Pump Stations 
Hoisting equipment. 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

5. Motion to approve Muni Metro Turnaround/Vent Structure, Justin 
Herman Plaza with contingencies/Phase I, II, III: a. exterior being 
adapted to future uses of the space including air rights; b. a plan 
showing how where tree boxes will be installed to provide of the 
continuation of the Embarcadero planting will be provided; c. colors for 
the exterior panels will be presented. 

Moved: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 



XI. ADJOURNMENT 

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Anne Healy 
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John Kriken 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Nancy Boas 

Stanley Eichelbaum 

Daniel Genera 

Robert F. LaRocca 

Genny Llm 
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7*>die Rosekrans 
Barbara Sklar 



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Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
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DIRECTOR OF 
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Joanne Chow Winship 



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REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY AUGUST 17, 1992 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 

NOTICE: With respect, to agenda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after' the 
presentation by the item representitive. Speaker Cards are available at 
all meetings. 



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Roll Call 

SPRECKLES TEMPLE OF MUSIC, GOLDEN GATE PARK 

Phase I, II, III 

Don Alameida 

Bureau of Architecture 

BAYVIEW DISTRICT POLICE STATION 

Phase II, III 

Peter Wong, Lourdes Chan 

Bureau of Architecture 

PORTSMOUTH SQUARE 

Phase III 

Deborah Learner, Recreation and Parks Dept. 
Shannon Maloney, Bureau of Engineering 
John Thomas, Landscape Architecture 

ALEMANY AND SUMMIT PUMP STATIONS/HOISTING EQUIPMENT 

(-•as? Ill Color samples 

An Commission Staff, Debra Lehane 

PIONEER MONUMENT 

Report and Fulton Street Site Discussion 
Art Commission Staff, Debra Lehane 

SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL PARKING GARAGE 

Phase I 

Philip Sowers, Howard Wong 

Bureau of Architecture 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 
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Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

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(415)554-9677 

Art House 

Fort Mason Center 

Building C 

San Francisco, CA 

94123-1382 

(415)885-1194 



CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY AUGUST 17, 1992 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 

NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
presentation by the item represent itive. Speaker Cards are available at 
aJ l meetings. 

ADDENDUM 

X. ISLAIS CREEK PUMP STATION 
Phase II 
Bruce Flynn 
Bureau of Architecture 



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MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

August 17, 1992 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 

I . ROLL 

Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 

John Kriken 

Robert LaRocca 

Anne Healy (departed 5:00 pm) 

Rai Okamoto 

Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



II. Spreckles Temple of Music, Golden Gate Park 

Bureau of Architecture 
Don Alamelda, Howard Wong 
Recreation and Park Dept. 
Deborah Learner 
Alice Carey & Assocs. 
Rob Cole 



Phase I, II, III 



Mr. Alamelda of the Bureau of Architecture described the seismic strengthening 
and earthquake repairs proposed for the Golden Gate Park Bandshell In the music 
concourse of the park. The structure designed by John Reld will require 
patching and partial dismantling of the colonnades. The Commissioners approved 
the project with the conditions that a color sample for the interior of the 
shell would be provided and that the railing for the ramp be a simple, 
unadorned design 6" on center. See Reports and Orders. 



III. Bayview Police Station 

Bureau of Architecture 
Lourdes Chan, Peter Wong 



Phase II, III 



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Lourdes Chan of the Bureau of Architecture presented a revised design for the 
exterior facade of the Bayview Police Station located at Williams and Newhall. 
The revised design incorporated previous recommendations from the Civic Design 
Committee. The color palette had been changed to richer earth tones. The 
central tower was reduced in height with the main skylight moved to the tower. 
The sides walls had been brought forward allowing them to wrap around the tower 
more. Interest on the building facades of Williams and Newhall had been 
created by having projections or recessions on the plane of the building at the 




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entries. The redesign of the building was approved by the Committee. See 
Reports and Orders. 

IV. Portsmouth Square Phase III 

Bureau of Engineering 

John Thomas 

Recreation and Park Department 

Deborah Learner 

John Thomas of Landscape Architecture presented the drawings and elevations for 
Portsmouth Square. The mat for the children's play area will be gray with red 
borders. Commissioners were concerned about the intensity of the yellow and 
the amount of yellow which would be incorporated into the play structure. The 
Committee suggested that the panels be replaced with alternate materials or 
transparent metals. Mr. Thomas was asked to study further solutions to the 
amount of yellow in the play structure. The play structure will visually be 
separated from the Goddess of Democracy by a barrier of planting. The color 
recommended by the committee for the traditional acorn lamps was a dark blue or 
deep green. See Reports and Orders. 

V. SUMMIT PUMP STATION/STANDBY GENERATOR Phase III 

Public Utilities Commission 
Lota Nuguid, Ed Dea, Tze Ko 

On behalf of the staff of the Public Utilities Commission, Art Commission 
Staff, Debra Lehane showed color samples of the green to be used en the Alemany 
Pump Station. The Committee found the color identified as "Woodlawn Green" in 
gloss to be acceptable. 

VI. PIONEER MONUMENT SITE DESIGN 

Art Commission Staff 
Debra Lehane 

Debra Lehane reported that she had been working with the Bureau of Architecture 
to insure the safe moving, storage and relocation of the Pioneer Monument. As 
part of the process, the design of the site in Fulton Street must be 
considered. Two schemes had been presented. One involving a circle, the other 
involving an ellipse. She asked for guidance from the committee as to their 
preference. Mr. John Barbey presented an argument for moving the site of the 
monument to the east rather than centering on the axis between the Main Library 
and the New Library building. Mr. Win Hayward presented an elliptical proposal 
which allows for retention of the granite curb currently surrounding the 
monument on the west and north sides. The Committee favored the elliptical 
design, agreed that retention of the curb if possible was preferable, would 
like to have the fence replaced as seen in historical photographs around the 
extended piers, the monument would be restored to its height as seen in 
historical photographs and finally that bollards would need to be included for 
protection from traffic. The monument would have pedestrian access which will 
necessitate handicap ramps as well. Surrounding the monument will be a paved 
area, i.e. sidewalk. The final design must have the ability to adapt to a 
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VII. SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL PARKING GARAGE PHASE I 

Bureau of Architecture 

Philip sowers, Howard Wong 

Parking Authority 

Kevin Hagerty 

Fong & Chan Architects 

David Fong, Dan Liefenerum 

Dan Liefenerum reviewed for the Committee the design and massing of the San 
Francisco General Hospital Garage as presented to the Committee at the July 
1992 meeting. Subsequent meetings with Planning and the members of the Civic 
Design Committee had resulted in the request that the architects relate the 
mass to the residential masses. The facade was being designed to allow for the 
play of shadows on the forms and vertical lines being created in the facade 
which reflected residential scale. The two massings of the building, one which 
covers two thirds of the block, the other which develops the block in an "H" 
pattern where discussed. Kevin Hagarty of the Parking Authority indicated that 
the "H" design had not been considered by the Authority and cost was a concern. 
Ansel Moon for the Hospital also addressed how the garage fits into the 
hospital master plan. Testimony was heard from members of the public. Support 
and history of the project was presented by Dr. Francis Clauss, Liz Killian, 
Dick Millet and Babette Drefke. Larry Badiner of the Planning Department 
indicated that planning preferred the massing of the structure on the two 
thirds of the lot as it related to land use issues. Planning also agreed with 
the points that the urban design concerns were making regarding the effort to 
improve the towers, to create vertical elements and in concerns regarding 
window treatments. The Committee expressed the importance of the entrance of 
the garage to patients of the hospital. The Committee agree to approve Phase I 
with the contingency that cost estimates on the different building masses be 
prepared. See Reports and Orders. 

VIII. Old Business 

The architects for the Mission Police station made an informal presentation of 
the redesign fo the Mission Police station. A programming change had reduced 
the foot print of the building. The informal presentation was to allow Civic 
Design to comment on the direction being taken with the redesign. The 
Committee approved of the general concept with the suggestion that the design 
would allow for some accessorizing of the building in a style similar to Post 
Modern. No motion was made. 

IX. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve Phase I, II, III Spreckles Temple of Music, 
Golden Gate Park, contingent upon color samples of interior shell and 
design of simple/ unadorned handrail. 

Moved: Rai Okamoto 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve Phase II, III Bayview Police Station, contingent upon 
detail of landscaping of the corner with or without trees. 

Moved: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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3. Motion to approve Phase III Portsmouth Square contingent upon 
presentation of color of lamps and color or material of play structure. 
Moved: John Kriken 

Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to approve Phase I San Francisco General Hospital Parking Garage 
contingent upon submission of cost estimates on different size massing. 
Moved: Bob LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

5. Motion to approve Phase II Islais Creek Pump Station. 
Moved: Rai Okamoto 

Consensus: Unanimous 

X. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 pm. 

Submitted by: f^u^Cl^ 0^^~ 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 
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Art House 

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Building C 

San Francisco. CA 

94123-1382 

(415)885-1194 



Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

(415)554-9682 



MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

August 24, 1992 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 



I . ROLL 

Commissioners Present 
John Kriken 
Robert LaRocca 
Anne Healy 



Commissioners Excused 
Rai Okamoto 



Staff Present 

Joanne Chow Winshlp, Director of Cultural Affairs 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee 

Coordinator 

II. CENTRAL EMBARCADERO 

Waterfront Transposition Project, CAO'S Office 

Emilio Cruz 

ROMA 

Boris Dramov 

Emlio Cruz of the Waterfront Transportation Project of the Chief 
Administrator's Office presented to the Committee the variations of 
traffic patterning which have been reviewed by ROMA and the TAC (Technical 
Advisory Committee) for the City. There are five alternatives which will 
be reviewed as part of the Environmental Impact Report/Environmental 
Impact Study (EIR/EIS) process for the Central Embarcadero. The 
alternatives being considered are: 

1. No Build alternative; 2. Alternative 1; 3. Alternative 2; 
4. Alternative 3A and; 5. Alternative 4 

The Alternative numbers relate to a document dated August 3, 1992 from the 
CAO'S office titled Recommendations for the Embarcadero Freeway 
Replacement Alternatives by the Technical Advisory Committee of the City 
and County of San Francisco. 

The No build alternative could jeopardize federal funding. 

Rebecca Kohlstrand of the Planning Department identified for the Committee 
land use and urban design issues for the Central Embarcadero. Land use 
issues include: a. replacement of transportation needs; b. the public 
plaza; 

c. recapturing of water front. Three areas of concern were being 
considered: a. land use which would require some rezoning; b. how will 
the plaza look; c. how should the space be used. Ms. Kohlstrand indicated 
that a funding source will need to be established for the urban design. 




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Boris Dramov of ROMA recommended to keep the current configuration of the 
open space in the Central Embarcadero which allows activation of the plaza 
from three sides. 

The following summary of the Committees recommendations has been reviewed 
and supplemented for clarity by the Committee Chair, John Kriken: 

1. Solutions that keep the integrity and image of the Embarcadero as a 
major civic street are preferred. This favors surface over underground 
traffic lanes. 

2. The solution that eliminates the direct freeway connection to the 
Embarcadero is the best urban design outcome for the city. 

3. A sketch plan should be developed to describe how ferry boat capacity 
might be increased to better understand its impact on pedestrian flows to 
and from the city and ferry boat destinations. 

4. Bringing the city to the water with new uses is a positive urban 
design goal. This Includes a physical connection to the shoreline. 

5. The buildings that make this connection should match the mid scale of 
buildings of the area 50-80 feet height. This intensity would create real 
estate value that would help pay for the public improvements. 

6. The solutions that offer many pedestrian crossing opportunities of the 
Embarcadero across the full length of the Ferry Building provide the best 
access. 

7. Port parking should be removed from roadway surfaces. A proposal to 
BCDC to review and approve pier parking should be considered. 

8. The width of the Embarcadero is a primary consideration. Eight lanes 
plus a 75 foot median including two left turn lanes seem excessive. The 
best scheme will have the narrowest cross section. It may be necessary to 
fully separate each direction of travel by a central open space to 
minimize this street crossing dimension. 

9. The Embarcadero design should have dominance. Any "on" ramp should 
clearly be separate. The Embarcadero roadway should not appear to be an 
"on" ramp nor should any structure express itself into the Embarcadero. 

10. Scheme 5A, the alternate submitted by Vernon DeMars should continue to 
be evaluated. The Planning and Art Commissions should develop an approach 
to evaluate the urban design merits of scheme 5A and the other 
alternatives. 

11. The bus transit terminal use for the resulting open space should be 
carefully evaluated in terms of activity and value to this area. 
Particularly, the question of air rights joint use of the property. 

12. The retention or removal of the Vallaincourt Fountain in light of the 
proposed changes is a matter of significant importance to the city. The 
question must be carefully considered at future Civic and Visual Art 
Committee meetings to be scheduled. The Art Commission comments on the 
alternatives presented during the August 24th meeting does not support or 
include any decision regarding the fountain. 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:30 pm. 
Submitted by: x> * 

Debra Lehane 

Civic Design Coordinator 



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Art House 

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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 1992 

2:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 

NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
presentation by the item representitive. Speaker Cards are available at 
all meetings. 

I. Roll Call 

II. Approval of August 24th minutes 

III. PARK EMERGENCY AID STATION RENOVATION, GOLDEN GATE PARK 

Phase I, II, III 

Joanne Wilson 

Recreation and Park Department 

IV. PIONEER MONUMENT 

Fulton Street Site Design 

Art Commission Staff, Debra Lehane 

Kathy Simon, Simon Marti n-Vegue Si nkel stein Moris 

Vic Talatala, Bureau of Architecture 

V. SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL PARKING GARAGE 
Report on Cost Estimates for Full Site Coverage 
Philip Sowers, Howard Wong 
Bureau of Architecture 



VI. SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS 
PLAZA TRELLIS ADDITION 

Phase I, II 

Peggy Burks, SF Zoo 

Robin Potampa-Z1v, Bllar Spangler Interior and Graphic Design Inc, 

VII. CIVIC CENTER PLAY AREA 

Phase I 

Phil Arnold, Recreation and Park Department 
Martha Ketterer, Project Landscape Architect, DPW 
Edward Chin, Project Designer, DPW 

VIII. MISSION POLICE STATION/SFPD JUVENILE DIVISION 

Phase II 

Edmund Shum, Mike Plerron, Bureau of Architecture 



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IX. OLD BUSINESS 
X. NEW BUSINESS 
XI . ADJOURNMENT 




AGENDA. WPS 
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MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

September 21 , 1992 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

2:00 P.M. 



The meeting was called to order at 2:10 p.m. 



PROGRAMS 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



Suite 70 

Street Artists Licenses 

(415)554-9677 

Art House 

Fort Mason Center 

Building C 

San Francisco, CA 

94123-1382 

(415)885-1194 



I. 



ROLL 



Commissioners Excused 



John Kriken 



Commissioners Present 

Robert LaRocca 
Anne Healy 
Rai Okamoto 

Staff Present 



Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Cultural Affairs 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

(415)554-9682 



II. The August 24th Civic Design Committee Minutes were unanimously 
approved. 



III. PIONEER MONUMENT Phase III 

Cathy Simon, Simon, Martin-Vegue, Winklestein, Moris 

Jay Turnbull, Page & Turnbull 

Norman Karasick, Bureau of Architecture 

Vic Talatala, Bureau of Architecture 

The working drawings for the Fulton Street site plan for the Pioneer Monument 
which will be incorporated into the library bid documents was presented by 
Cathy Simon for approval. The plan allows for pedestrian access from two 
sides, on a north/south axis. The paving will repeat the pattern around the 
new library with bollards surrounding the ellipse. The granite curbing 
currently surrounding the monument will be re-used as much as possible. The 
Commissioners indicated that this design was acceptable as long as Fulton 
Street was open to traffic, but at some future date should the street become a 
pedestrian mall, the monument site design should reflect its original 
historical context. Mr. Win Hayward, presented a design which angled the fence 
corners for consideration. The Commissioners felt that the design prepared by 
the architects incorporated most of Mr. Hayward's concerns. The design was 
moved for approval. See Reports and Orders. 




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IV. SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL PARKING GARAGE 
Report on cost differential 

Phillip Sowers, Bureau of Architecture 
Howard Wong, Bureau of Architecture 

Mr. Sowers reviewed for the Committee the cost differential between two 
proposals for the parking garage. The proposal to cover the entire site with a 
stepped down design was estimated to be 1.4 million dollars more than the one 
which covers only 2/3 of the site. The Parking Authority has indicated that 
they do not have the additional funds for the entire site design and would like 
to proceed with the 2/3 site project. A motion to approve the 2/3 site design 
concept was moved and approved. See Reports and Orders. 

V. SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS PLAZA TRELLIS ADDITION Phase 11,111 

Peggy Burks, SF Zoo 

Robin Potampa-Ziv, Blair Spangler Interior and Graphic Design Inc. 

This item received Phase I approval at the February 10th, 1992 Civic Design 
Committee meeting. The project reflected changes which had been requested at 
the February meeting. The project has been scaled back to an open area using 
color awnings and lattice work to enclose the space. A 500 foot long wall will 
incorporate children's tiles around the perimeter of the plaza addition. A 
motion was moved and approved for Phase II and III. See Reports and Orders. 

VI. CIVIC CENTER PLAZA TINY TOT LOT Phase I 

Phil Arnold, Recreation and Park Department 
Martha Ketterer, Landscape Architecture 

Mr. Phil Arnold of the Recreation and Park Department introduced the proposed 
project to the Committee. In 1987 when the drought caused the fountain in the 
Civic Center Plaza to be shut down, the children's use of the fountain as a 
play area emphasized the need for more open space/play areas for children in 
the Civic Center. Letters and petitions have exhibited broad base community 
support for the Tot Lot. Support for the project has also come from Mayors 
Agnos and Jordon. The northeast olive grove section of the Civic Center plaza 
was selected because it provided the best conditions. It has the most 
sunlight, the least shadow, protection from the wind and was conveniently 
located near the main library. Installation of the Tot Lot would require 
removal of six olive trees in the center area which would be relocated to other 
areas in the Civic Center. The Tot Lot was designed for day use by small 
children. The play equipment would not exceed the height of the tree canopy 
and would use subdued colors appropriate for the civic center. At this time 
testimony was heard from eighteen members of the public supporting the play 
area 1n the Civic Center. (Names of individuals are en file with the Art 
Commission) Commissioner Healy explained the importance of the Civic Center 
design as a major civic area and the master plan which would restore the Beaux 
Art design concept to the plaza. She expressed concern that a play area would 
not be in keeping with the nature of the civic plaza and wantnd assurance from 
the public that they would allow the tot lot to be moved at some future date 
when the Beaux Art plan is implemented. Commissioners Healy and Okamoto 
debated the wording of the resolution which would give Phase I approval to the 
project. Commissioner Healy moved for approval of the motion with a second 



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from Commissioner LaRocca. Commissioner Okamoto asked that the minutes reflect 
that his objection is to the wording of the motion and that he fully supports 
children and the Civic Center Tot Lot Project. Commissioner LaRocca expressed 
his concerns to Mr. Arnold about insuring the safety of the children using the 
parks. He stressed that the area must be kept clean, and that the homeless 
problem in the Civic Center must not be allowed to endanger the children using 
the play area. The detailing of the play structure design should reflect more 
of the civic center details. A hedge around the railing should be considered. 
Commissioner LaRocca wanted the attitude of the play equipment to be 
appropriate for the Civic Center yet keeping the Tot Lot cheerful. He agreed 
that the play area may need to be moved to a more permanent location in the 
future. See Reports and Orders. 

VII. MISSION POLICE STATION Phase II 

Edmund Shum, Bureau of Architecture 
Mike Pierron, Bureau of Architecture 

Mr. Edmund Shum and Mr. Mike Pierron briefly reviewed the evolution of the 
Mission Police Station project. A landscaping plan was presented. 
Commissioner LaRocca and Healy recommended a purple plum or a purple acacia to 
replace a jacaranda plant siting climate concerns. Materials and colors were 
presented which reflect the revised design. The concrete masonry was depicted 
a yellow in the drawings, but did not reflect the same intensity in the sample. 
The Commissioners expressed an interest in seeing a larger sample in the 
daylight for its true color. The roof material is a metal seamed roof. The 
precast is white as 1s the concrete platform. Treatment of the 
footing/platforms still needs to be resolved. The window trim and steel beam 
across the door is green. The public areas will be a red tile. A sample of an 
accent red used on vertical beams just under the roof line needs to be 
submitted for review. A motion with contingencies was moved and approved. See 
Reports and Orders. 



VIII. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve Phase III of the Fulton Street site design for 
the Pioneer Monument with the condition that any future site design in 
a mall or park setting will restore the orginal 1894 character of the 
site design . 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve the 2/3 site development concept for the San 
Francisco General Hospital Parking Garage. 

Moved: Rai Okamoto 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve Phase II, III of the San Francisco Zoological 
Gardens Plaza Trellis Addition. 

Moved: Ra1 Okamoto 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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" San Francisco. CA 
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CIVIC PESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY OCTOBER 19, 1992 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 

NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
presentation by the item representitive. Speaker Cards are available at 
all meetings. 



PROGRAMS 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



Suite 70 

Street Artists Licenses 

(415)554-9677 

Art House 

Fort Mason Center 

Building C 

San Francisco, CA 

94123-1382 

(415)885-1194 



Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

(415)554-9682 



I. Roll Call 

II. PIONEER MONUMENT 
Review 

Art Commission Staff, Debra Lehane 
Kathy Simon, Simon Martin-Vegue Sinkelstein Moris 
Jay Turnbull, Page and Turnbull, Inc. 
Vic Talatala, Bureau of Architecture 

II. PARK EMERGENCY AID STATION RENOVATION, GOLDEN GATE PARK 
Phase I, II, III 
Joanne Wi lson 
Recreation and Park Department 

III. SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL PARKING GARAGE 

Phase II 

Philip Sowers, Howard Wong 

Bureau of Architecture 

IV. CIVIC CENTER PLAY AREA 

Phase II, III 

Phil Arnold, Recreation and Park Department 
Martha Ketterer, Project Landscape Architect, DPW 
Edward Chin, Project Designer, DPW 



V. FIFTH AND MISSION PARKING GARAGE 

Phase II 

Marie Zeller, Gary Samonsky, Tom Harry 

Whisler-Patri Architectects 

VI. ISLAIS CREEK PUMP STATION & SEWPCP IMPROVEMENTS 
Phase I, II 
Ernie Ramilo, Bureau of Architecture 



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VII. OLD BUSINESS 

MUNI METRO TURNAROUND 

Paint sample for vent 
BAYVIEW POLICE STATION 

Landscape for front entry 

VIII. NEW BUSINESS 

SELF CLEANING PUBLIC FACILITIES 
Staff report 

XI. ADJOURNMENT 



AGENDA. WPS 



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MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

October 19, 1992 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 

I . ROLL 

Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 

John Kriken Robert LaRocca 

Rai Okamoto (arr. 3:30 p.m.) Anne Healy 
Aris Demetrios (Item II only) 

Staff Present 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Cultural Affairs 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

Tonia Macneil, Curator/Public Art Program 

There being no quorum, the meeting was adjourned at 3:12 P.M. The following 
presentations were for information only. 

II. PIONEER MONUMENT 
Review 

Debra Lehane, Art Commission 

Russ Able, Bureau of Architecture 

Cathy Simon, Simon Martin-Vegue Winkelstein Moris 

Jay Turnbull, Page and Turnbull, Inc. 

Debra Lehane provided a brief review of the history of the project for 
Commissioner Demetrios before discussing the issue of which way the monument 
should face-toward Civic Center Plaza or away from Civic Center Plaza. 
Previous directions from the Civic Design Committee positioned the monument 
toward Civic Center Plaza, facing City Hall as reflected in the architects 
drawings. Supporting testimony for the placement was supplied by Jay Turnbull 
and Cathy Simon. Reasons for siting the monument toward City Hall were: 

1. The whole context and relationship of the monument to City Hall was 
changed when the 1906 City Hall was destroyed and City Hall relocated. In 
1894 the monument was 250 feet from city hall and was sited in front of the 
building in Marshall Square. Now the monument is 800 feet from City Hall with 
a plaza between the building and the monument. 

2. All buildings fronting on Civic Center Plaza face onto the plaza. The 
monument as positioned currently faces onto the plaza and toward City Hall. 

3. This places both the Simon Bolivar monument and the Pioneer monument 
facing in the same direction. Turning the Pioneer monument to face UN Plaza 
creates a face to face relationship between the two objects. 



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II. PIONEER MONUMENT (CONT.) 

Discussion was then invited from members of the public. Mr. Winchell Hayward 
presented reasons to support the facing of the monument away from City Hall. 

1. It returns City Hall and the Monument to its historical relationship. 

2. Provides a welcome to the Civic Center for pedestrians entering from UN 
Plaza. 

Commissioner Demetrios voiced a preference for facing the monument to the UN 
Plaza or east since this is the direction from which the Pioneers came. 

Commissioner Kriken informed Commissioner Demetrios of public testimony and 
concerns from the former Commissioner concerning their perception of the Early 
Day grouping being derogatory. Some Commissioners had supported moving the 
monument but was concerned that the monument siting should down play prominent 
positioning of this group of figures as much as possible. 

Since there was no quorum, no motion was recommended. The item is being 
referred to the Visual Art Committee for a recommendation. 

III. PARK EMERGENCY AID STATION PHASE I, II, III 

Joanne Wilson, Elaine Molinari, Recreation and Park Department 

The Park Emergency Aid Station located at 811 Stanyan on the edge of Golden 
Gate Park is being renovated to provide additional office space for Recreation 
and Park Department Programs. The 1902 building by Newton Tharp is styled 
using Mission Revival, Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts elements in sandstone, 
terra cotta and wood. Approval of the project was secured from the Landmarks 
Board before bringing the project to the Civic Design Review Committee. The 
major changes to the building is replacing the old roof tiles with new similar 
tiles and the addition of handicap access ramps. The Commissioners advised 
Ms. Wilson and Ms. Molinari to keep railings and fences low key when adding 
them to the project. Missing finials (vertical elements where the roof peaks) 
will be replaced. Trees around the building will be replaced with low growing 
shrubs. A motion will be introduces under Committee reports at the November 2 
full commission meeting recommending Phase I, II and III approvals for the 
Park Emergency Aid Station. 

IV. SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL PARKING GARAGE PHASE II 
David Fong, Dan Liefenerum, Fong and Chan Architects 
Philip Sowers, Howard Wong, Bureau of Architecture 

Dan Liefenerum of Fong and Chan Architects reviewed the project development 
which emphasized the vertical elements to break up the horizontal bays. The 
bays were developed to relate to the massing of the community houses. A guard 
rail had been introduced to the design elements of the project which weave in 
and out of the alternating bays (alternating convex and concave rails). The 
rails are pipes running horizontally. Larry Badiner of the Planning Dept. 
made the following comments: 1. The 28' modulation works with the 
residential scale and he considers it to be successful. 2. Concerns which he 
had included: a. the railing system may not break up the scale, and may make 
too much horizontal expression; b. he lacked a contextual reference of the 
rail element design in the neighborhood; c. he was concerned that it may not 



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^^ III. SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL PARKING GARAGE ( CONT . ) 
\^i float as indicated in the drawings; d. the set back modular at the top will 

step forward visually rather than back since its lighter in concrete mass. 
Commissioner Okamoto was concerned that the drawing will not translate into a 
3 dimensional model for overall treatment. 

Commissioner Kriken responded that he was reacting to the delicateness of the 
rail system. He wanted a weightier facade with the rail treatment. This 
would also allow for the rails to be separated from the fence. He expressed 
concern that the spandrels will dominate the design without a weightier, 
stronger treatment. The vertical supports may help pull the design together, 
but the drawing does not indicate such. It was agreed that a model would be 
prepared. The spandrel should be down played. The architects were instructed 
to continue to work on this approach. No approval was recommended. 

V. CIVIC CENTER PLAY AREA PHASE II, III 
Phil Arnold, Recreation and Park Department 

Martha Ketterer, Landscape Architecture, Bureau of Engineering, DPW 

Mr. Arnold presented the project history to the Commissioners. Colors and 
materials were presented along with the drawings. Effort had been made to 
incorporate "civic" colors into the play equipment. A deep blue was proposed 
for metals with minor accents in red and yellow. Slides will be stainless 
steel with tan bubble panels. Commissioner Kriken stressed the need for the 
colors to fit into the Civic Center. Two designs of mats which allowed for 
four choices in color were discussed. Any of the mat colors would work so the 
choice of color was left to the project coordinators. Commissioner Kriken 
suggested that low level lighting should be considered. A motion will be 
^ submitted under committee report on the November 2 to approve Phase II and III 
of the Civic Center Play Area to the full commission. 

VI. FIFTH AND MISSION PARKING GARAGE PHASE II 

Marie Zeller, Gary Samonsky, Tom Harry, Whisler-Patri Architects 

The Fifth and Mission Parking Garage project is an expansion of an existing 
garage. The garage will extend the full block of Mission with a new facade on 
Fourth and Mission. Along the Fourth street side will be retail space. Marie 
Zeller, Gary Samonsky and Tom Harry of Whisler-Patri Architects presented 
drawings and samples of materials to be used on the project. The design of 
the circular roof canopy was discussed and how it radiates from the elevator 
pent house structure. Although there was some concern as to the success of 
the roof canopy treatment, there were no changes to the design requested by 
the Commissioners. The materials and colors presented were considered to be 
appropriate for the project. The project was described to be a successful, 
utilitarian project. Tonia Macneil identified the four artists and possible 
concepts for Art Enrichment on this project. Since the building has completed 
design and final drawings will be forthcoming, the artwork will either be 
added to the facade or will be incorporated into the elevator/pedestrian 
tower. Based on that information, Ms. Macneil was informed that the 
Civic Design Review Committee must approve the Art Enrichment proposal for 
this project. A motion to approve Phase II will be presented to the full 
Commission for approval under Committee report at the November 2 meeting. 



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VII. ISLAIS CREEK PUMP STATION PHASE I ,11 

& SEWPCP IMPROVEMENTS 

Ernie Ramilo, Howard Wong, Bureau of Architecture 

John Thomas, Landscape Architecture, Bureau of Engineering, DPW 

The Islais Creek Headworks project was presented by Ernie Ramilo and Howard 
Wong of the Bureau of Architecture. The treatment facility is part of the 
larger Southeast Water Treatment Plant. The concrete matches the rest of the 
complex. Green skylights have been designed to allow as much natural light as 
possible into the minimally staffed facility. The form follows function. The 
primary design elements have been put into the building which faces the 280 
freeway where the project has the greatest visibility. The landscaping plan 
was presented by John Thomas which takes the most successful elements of the 
complex. Plains and cottonwood trees will provide an open canopy. Cutaway 
sections will have special planting. Commissioner Kriken supported the design 
of the facade facing 280. He commented that the proportion was good and the 
horizontal element appropriate. The circular "rose" window, however, was out 
of character with the building and he requested that the window be reviewed 
and more studies performed. The concrete design should be kept simple. 
Keeping the design at the rounded corner of the lower skylight simple is 
important. The Commissioners agreed to introduce a motion under committee 
report at the November full commission meeting recommending Phase I approval. 

VIII. OLD BUSINESS 

A. Muni Metro Turnaround: The color sample of Duranar Sandstone (code number 
UC45392) was approved for the vent structure which is part of the Muni Metro 
Turnaround in Justin Herman Plaza. 

B. Bayview Police Station: The issue of plants vs. no plants at the entry of 
the Bayview Police Station was discussed. It was decided that plants were 
preferred. The use of the magnolia 1 i 1 i f lor "nigra" proposed for the location 
was discussed by Bonnie Ng of Landscape Architecture and Lourdes Chan of the 
Bureau of Architecture. Debra Lehane informed the Commissioners of concerns 
about the choice of plant from Commissioner LaRocca. It was his opinion that 
the magnolia 1 i 1 if lor "nigra" is not used in the Bay Area. It is a shrub, not 
a tree which comes from Oregon and is not available from local nurseries. 
Commissioner LaRocca recommended the magnolia souleangea instead. Ms. Ng 
responded to Commissioner LaRocca's comments and identified where the plant is 
currently growing in the Bay Area, including the arboretum in San Francisco. 
The plant is available at local nurseries and grows to the appropriate scale 
wanted for the entrance of the building. The Commissioners felt that Ms. Ng 
had sufficiently answered the concerns raised by Commissioner LaRocca and 
agreed to recommend approval under Committee Report at the November full 
commission meeting. 

IX. STAFF REPORTS 

Self Cleaning Public Facilities: Debra Lehane reported that there has been 
renewed interest in providing public toilets for San Francisco visitors and 
citizens. She is attending meetings with other departments which will be 
involved in the process of reviewing and approving public facilities. This 



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IX. STAFF REPORTS (CONT.) 

item will be brought to Civic Design for approval as street furniture. The 
vendor, JCDecaux requires advertising kiosks to defray the cost of facilities 
and is insisting that he will need to have advertising on Market Street. 
Commissioner Kriken reminded Ms. Lehane that the Gannet project of advertising 
kiosks on Market Street required a full scale mock up and was subject to a 
great deal of public debate. He asked that she relay this information to the 
departments involved when appropriate. 

This concludes the notes from the informational meeting. 



Submitted by 




Debra Lehane 

Civic Art Collection Manager/Civic Design Review Coordinator 



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City and County 
of San Francisco 




25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

San Francisco, CA 

94102 

(415)554-9671 

(415) 621-3868 FAX 



PROGRAMS 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY NOVEMBER 16, 1992 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 

NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at 
all meetings. 

I. Roll Call 

II. MC LAREN PUMP STATION STANDBY GENERATOR 

Phase I, II 

Lota Nuguid, Ed Dea, Tze Ko 

Public Utilities Commission, Utilities Engineering Bureau 



Suite 70 

Street Artists Licenses 

(415)554-9677 

Art House 

Fort Mason Center 

Building C 

San Francisco, CA 

94123-1382 

(415)885-1194 



Ga'itery 

1 55 Grove Street 

(415)554-9682 



III. FIFTH AND MISSION PARKING GARAGE 

Phase III, Review of top canopy design 
Marie Zeller, Gary Samonsky, Tom Harry 
Whisler-Patri Architects 

IV. SUN0L WATER TEMPLE REHABILITATION 

Phase I, II 

Lena Chen, Ralph Raffaelli, Suresh Pate! 

Public Utilities Commission, Utilities Engineering Bureau 

V. SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL PARKING GARAGE 

Phase II 

David Fong, Dan Liefernerum 
Fong and Chan Architects 
Philip Sowers, Howard Wong 
Bureau of Architecture 






VI. STAFF REPORTS 

VII. ADJOURNMENT 

AGENDA. WPS 
11/9/92 



Note: For information related to any of the above matters, please call 
Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission 
(415) 554-9671 




City and County 
of San Francisco 




25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

San Francisco, CA 

94102 

(415)554-9671 

(415) 621-3868 FAX 



PROGRAMS 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



Suite 70 

Street Artists Licenses 

(415)554-9677 

Art House 

Fort Mason Center 

Building C 

San Francisco, CA 

94123-1382 

(415)885-1194 

Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

(415)554-9682 



MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

November 16, 1992 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 

I . ROLL 

Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 



Rai Okamoto 



John Kriken 
Robert LaRocca 
Anne Healy 



Staff Present 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Cultural Affairs 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

Tonia Macneil, Curator/Public Art Program 

ii. McLaren pump station phase i,h 

Lota Nuguid, Ed Dea, Tze Ko 

Public Utilities Commission, Utilities Engineering Bureau 

Ms. Nuguid introduced the project to the Commissioners. The Project located at 
the corner of Woolsey and Bowdoin Streets involves building a new structure to 
house a standby generator. The new building will mimic the other buildings 
which already exist on the site. The building is an 8" concrete masonry block 
painted cream with a tile roof. A hedge will wrap around the fence on the 
right. The building is located on the site to provide maximum distance from the 
street due to the noise made by the generator. The Commissioners expressed 
concerned regarding the site location and its impact on existing trees. The 
project sponsors were instructed to adjust the building placement in order to 
preserve the tree immediately west of the building facade. A motion with 
contingency was passed by the Committee. See Reports and Orders. 



III. FIFTH AND MISSION PARKING GARAGE 

Marie Zeller, Gary Samonsky, Tom Harry 
Whisler-Patri Architects 



PHASE III 




Mr. Gary Samonsky and Mr. Tom Harry presented for reviev/ by the Committee, two 
models of the Fifth and Mission Parking Garage elevator penthouse building- 
one model with the canopy, one without. Materials and colore were reviewed. 
The exterior walls will be cream with a medium texture. Tha base of the 
building terra cotta. The handrails were proposed to be blue and the canopies 
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bluegreen. Signage for the commercial areas will be in the panel above the 
door or will be decals on either side of the door. The lighting will be a 
rooftop parking garage standard titled "hockey puck", 23 feet high, 35 feet 
back from the perimeter, placed every three bays. Four wall mounted 100 watt 
lights at the top will light the entry to the elevator/stairs. The Committee 
instructed the project manager to design the lighting on the roof top at the 
elevator/stairs in such a way as to de-emphasize the rooftop canopy. It was 
also suggested that changing the color of the canopy would de-emphasize the 
canopy as well. The artist collaboration through the Public Art Program on the 
project was discussed with some of the artists in the audience. The Committee 
decided that Phase III approval would be given on all of the building except 
the Fourth and Mission corner. Phase III approval for the Fourth and Mission 
corner is contingent upon review and approval of the artist/architect 
collaboration. See Reports and Orders. 

IV. SUNOL WATER TEMPLE REHABILITATION PHASE I, II 

Lena Chen, Ralph Raffaelli, Suresh Patel 

Public Utilities Commission, Utilities Engineering Bureau 

Ms. Lena Chen introduced the Sunol Water Temple Rehabilitation Project. The 
Sunol Water Temple is located near Sunol in Alemeda County. The property 
belongs to the San Francisco Water Department. Copies of reports from Randolph 
Langenbach, Architectural Conservator and Anne Rosenthal, Fine Arts Conservator 
were submitted for the Committee's information. The UEB has adopted a 
preservation approach to the project based on the recommendations of the two 
experts identified above. The temple, built in 1910, is considered to be in 
stable condition. The condition of the wood inside the dome which contain 
painted images will be determine after the roof is removed. In the gallery 
below, the quarry tiles will be removed, replaced and flexible joints 
installed. The concrete elements will be cleaned, patched and re-surfaced as 
is appropriate. Anne Bloomfield, Architectural Historian was recognized by the 
Committee Chair. Ms. Bloomfield expressed concerns about the removal of the 
clay tiles. Three quarters of the tiles broke during removal of a clay tile 
roof at Park Emergency Station in Golden Gate Park. The Secretary of the 
Interior's Standards suggest grouping old tiles together rather than 
intermixing them with new tiles. Ms. Bloomfield also expressed concern about 
the addition of epoxy into the structure. In masonry buildings, epoxy was 
found to be harder that the surrounding masonry. The epoxy was found to drive 
water into the masonry which caused the masonry to erode faster. The Committee 
expressed a great deal of interest in the project and in visiting the site at 
some future date. Collections Manager, Debra Lehane offered her assistance as 
advisor concerning the restoration of the art portion of the project. Contact 
with Vincent Marsh of the Landmarks board was also suggested. The Committee 
moved approval of Phase I and II. See Reports and Orders. 

V. SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL PARKING GARAGE PHASE II 

David Fong, Donald Tiefenbrunn 
Fong & Chan Architects 

Mr. Donald Tiefenbrunn presented a model of the San Francisco General Hospital 
Parking Garage project as requested at the last review. The model showed the 
undulating rails along the Utah and San Bruno elevations and how they related 



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to the spandrels. The 23rd and 24th Street ends have a simpler treatment. The 
top rails and doors are to be painted blue as an accent color. The precast 
concrete will be a light gray, lighter than the gray presented. The goal is to 
make the gray as light as possible without creating a glare for the residents 
across the street. The Commissioners expressed approval for the evolution of 
the design. It was noted that the project had managed to retain the bay window 
vocabulary originally presented, but in an abstracted form. A motion was 
approved by the Committee. See Reports and Orders. 

VI. STAFF REPORTS 

Schedule of Civic Design Review Committee meetings was discussed for the months 
of December 1992, January 1993 and February 1993. The December meeting will 
take place as scheduled on December 21. The meeting in January will be on 
January 11. The meeting in February will be on February 8th. The January and 
February meetings were changed due to holidays on the third Monday of each 
month. 

VII. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve the McLaren Pump Station Standby Generator building, 
Phase I, II contingent upon adjustment of the building placement on the 
site plan which will preserve the tree immediately west of the building. 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve the Fifth and Mission Parking Garage, Phase III with the 
exception of the Fourth and Mission Corner which is subject to final review 
and approval concerning the collaboration between the art enrichment and 
the architecture. 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve the Sunol Water Temple Rehabilitation, Phase I, II. 
Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to approve the San Francisco General Hospital Parking Garage, 
Phase II. 

Consensus: Unanimous 

VIII. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:15 pm. 



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all meetings. 

ITEMS II AND III WILL BE REVIEWED BY A 

SPECIAL JOINT SESSION 

CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEE AND VISUAL ART COMMITTEE 

I. Roll Call 

II. PIONEER MONUMENT FULTON STREET SITE LOCATION/DIRECTION 

Phase III 

Russ Abel, Bureau of Architecture 

III. FIFTH AND MISSION PARKING GARAGE 

Phase III, Review of 4th and Mission corner/Artist Proposal 
Marie Zeller, Gary Samonsky, Tom Harry 
Whisler-Patri Architects 



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IV. MARKET STREET ART IN TRANSIT 

Approval of sixth panel by Larry Sultan/ Mike Mandel for Gannett 
advertising kiosks 



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V. CHINATOWN BRANCH LIBRARY 
Phase II 
Glen Hunt, Bureau of Architecture 

VI. PRIVATE SUBMISSION/THE SEN1 INEL BUILDING 916 KEARNEY 

SIDEWALK DESIGN 

Phase I, II , 111 

Keith Brown, Brown Baldwin Associates 

VII. PRIVATE SUBMISSION/2960 SACRAMENIO 

SIDEWALK DESIGN 

Phase I, II, III 

Andy Forest, Project Manager 

VIII. NEW CHINATOWN PARK 

Phase I 

Deborah Learner, Recreation and Park Department 

Bob Nist, Bureau of Architecture 

John Thomas Bonnie Ng, Bureau of Engineering/Landscape 




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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

December 21 , 1992 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:20 p.m. 

SPECIAL JOINT SESSION OF CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE AND VISUAL ART COMMITTEE 

I. ROLL 

Commissio ners Present Comm issioners Excused 

John Kriken (CD) Rai Okamoto 

Robert LaRocca (CD & VAC) 

Anne Healy (CD & VAC) 

Aris Demetnos (VAC) 

Ginny Lim (VAC) 

Dodie Rosekrans (VAC) 

Staff Pr ese nt 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

Tonia Macneil, Curator/Public Art Program 

II. PIONEER MONUMENT FULTON STREET SITE LOCATION/DIRECTION PHASE III 

Russ Abel, Bureau of Architecture 

Civic Design chair, John Kriken summarized previous discussions concerning the 
directions being considered for the Pioneer Monument. A motion made at the 
November Visual Art Committee meeting to face the monument toward Market Street 
was not passed due to a tie vote by the Committee of two in favor and two 
against. The same motion was made at the joint committee meeting by 
Commissioner Demetrios to face the monument toward Market Street. The motion 
did not pass. The vote was Lim, Demetrios in favor; Healy, Kriken, LaRocca, 
Rosekrans opposed. A motion to face the monument toward the Civic Center Plaza 
was made by Commissioner Healy. The vote was Healy, Kriken, LaRocca, Rosekrans 
in favor; Lim, Demetrios opposed. The motion passed. See Reports and Orders. 

The architects site plan for the monument was reviewed. Mr. Winchell Hayward 
had raised concerns about the size of the bollard, the placement of the 
bollards on the granite curbing, and the radius of the ellipse around the 
monument. The committee passed a motion approving the 30" high granite 
bollards designed by the architects. Next the committee passe H a motion to 
place the bollards behind the curbing rather than integrating the bollard into 
the curb. Commissioner Kriken responded to Mr. Hayward's concern by informing 
him that his drawings will be conveyed to the architects of the project for 
their review and information. The committee passed a third motion approving 
the Pioneer Monument site plan submitted by the office of Simon, Martin-Vegue , 
Winklestein & Moris with the modification of the bollard placement to be inside 
the curb. See Reports and Orders. 



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III. FIFTH AND MISSION PARKING GARAGE/ ARI ENRICHMENT PHASE III ^ 
Mai Her, Gary Samonskv, Tom Harry i __ * 

Whisler -Pat ri Architects ' 

• Macnell of the Ait Commission's public art program submitted for approval 
the Fifth and Mission Parking Garage selection panel's choice of Narcissus 

jliata for the qaraqe art enrichment. Mr. Quagliata's proposal consists of 
ng the tailings of the Fourth and Mission corner into the artwork itself. 
railing will be made of glass and lit internally from the base. The 
on the railings will be geometric. The glass will be sandblasted, 
fused ind blown. The artwork qlass will be sandwiched between tempered glass. 
His i" ; il indicated the use of blues and greens with some highlights of 

or qlass. The ioint committee approved the artists concept, but requested 
that a mock up be prepared to address concerns raised relating to the scale of 
the geometric shapes shown in his drawings and the use of the color. 

Mr. Gary Samonskv and Mr. Tom Harry presented for review by the Committee the 
model of the Fifth and Mission Parking Garage elevator penthouse building with 
the canopv. Materials and colors were reviewed. Due to the art project 
selected for the building, the architects were proposing changes to the 
building color. The red had been eliminated from the corner balcony area with 
the use of more greens and blues. It was agreed that the red would also be 
eliminated from the Fourth Street spandrels. The spandrels would be painted 
white to match the cornice color. The architects were asked to reconsider the 
color of the wainscoat for the lower facade and to submit a new "warmer" color 
sample at the January 4th full commission meeting. The exterior walls will 
remain cream with a medium texture. See Reports and Orders. 



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IV. CHINATOWN BRANCH LIBRARY PHASE II 

Glen Hunt, Bureau of Architecture 

Glen Hunt reviewed the Chinatown Branch Library project which had previously 
been reviewed by the committee in May 1992. Colors and materials being used 
mimic existing materials at the library. Mr. Hunt was reminded that the 
project should be reviewed by the Landmarks Advisory Board before final 
approval by Civic Design. A motion approving Phase II was passed by the 
Committee. See Reports and Orders. 



V. PRIVATE SUBMISSION/ 916 KEARNEY PHASE I, II, III 

Keith Brown, Brown Baldwin Associates 

Two associates for Mr. Brown made the presentation to the Committee. The 
project consists of lightning bolts radiating out from the front of the 
Sentinel Building owned bv Francis Coppola. The design consists of gray and 
terra cotta red pavers with gray being the background color. The Committee 
agreed to give Phase I and II approval, but asked that the lightning bolt 
design be modified to be self contained within the sidewalk area. See Reports 
and Orders. 



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VI. PRIVATE SUBMISSION/ 2960 BROADWAY PHASE I, II, III 
Andy Forest 

Mr. Forest represented the owners for the project located at 2960 Broadway. 
The owners are requesting permission to install decorative paving at the 
entrance to the building within the public sidewalk. The neutral beige colors 
would be at the gate entry in a simple rectangular pattern. The Committee 
agreed to give Phase I, II and III approval. See Reports and Orders. 

VII. NEW CHINATOWN PARK PHASE I 
Deborah Learner Recreation and Park Department 

John Thomas, Bonnie Ng Bureau of Engineering/Landscape Architecture 
Bob Nist Bureau of Architecture 

The New Chinatown Park located at Powell and John Streets is located on the 
site of the old Cathay Mortuary. The small 13,500 square feet park is bordered 
by apartment buildings with a panhandle lot connecting the park to Jackson 
Street. The landscape features include a screen of trees to the north, an open 
lawn and pavilion, a small water feature balanced by paved areas in the 
sunniest portions of the park. Bordering the park is a trellis feature with 
seating and perimeter planting. The degree of closure around the park has not 
been resolved. The play area has been placed to provide maximum distance from 
Powell street. Lighting will be included in the project and has been 
identified as an important issue by the Commissioners. A small recreation 
center is part of the park area. The building is two stories with a roof 
garden. The building was designed to fit into a residential area with an 
effort to make it a "civic' or "club" like appearance. Three large windows on 
the front area occupy the area above a curving canopy. A parallel curve above 
the canopy flows with vertical interruptions through the large window area. 
Colors identified for the building are tan, coppers, green trim and red doors. 
The Committee felt that the design of the building was very successful as was 
the overall design of the park. The committee moved for Phase I approval. See 
Reports and Orders. 

VIII. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to position the Pioneer Monument so that the main figure on the 
central column faces toward Civic Center Plaza (west). 

Consensus: In Favor Healy, Kriken, LaRocca, Rosekrans 
Opposed Lim, Demetrios 

2. Motion to modify the site design for the Pioneer Monument to place the 
bollards behind the curb. 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve the 30" high granite bollards proposed in the site 
design by Simon Martin-Vegue Winkelstein and Moris for the Pioneer 
Monument. 

Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to approve the Pioneer Monument Site plan Phase III prepared by 
Simon Martin-Vegue Winkelstein and Moris with the modification of the 



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1 u I pi icemen! heinq moved to behind the curb. 
insenSUS: Unanimous 

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Motion to approve the art enrichment concept by Narcissus Quagliata to &&" 
glass Foi the Fifth and Mission Parking garage corner located at Fourth 
md Mission and enter into design development with the artist. 
Consensus: Unanimous 

6. Motion to Ipprove the following changes to the Fifth and Mission Street 
Parking garage: a. The top canopy will be lowered to 9'6"; b. The 

mdrel color- on fourth street will be white to match the cornice color 
c. The e.xtei lor base wainscoating color will be re-submitted for 
approval . 
Consensus: Unanimous 

7. Motion to approve Chinatown Branch Library Phase II with a requirement of 
the project being reviewed bv the Landmarks Advisory Board. 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to approve the sidewalk design for 916 Kearney Phase I, II. 
Consensus: Unanimous 

9. Motion to approve the sidewalk design for 2960 Broadway Phase I, II, III. 
Consensus: Unanimous 

10. Motion to approve the New Chinatown Park Phase I. 
Consensus: Unanimous 



VIII. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:50 pm. 

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REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY JANUARY 11, 1993 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 

NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at 
all meetings. 



PROGRAMS 

Civic Art Collection I ■ 

Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 1 1 ■ 

POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



Roll Call 

FIFTH AND MISSION PARKING GARAGE 

Re-submission of exterior color scheme 
Marie Zeller, Gary Samonsky, Tom Harry 
Whisler-Patri Architects 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 
(415) 554-9677 



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UNION SQU ARE TICK ET BOOTH 

Phase I , jgKBZlg PPf 

Representitive from Theater Bay Area 

Designer Alan Greenspan 



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1190 FILLMORE AT TURK (FORMERLY TURK/FILLM0RE SUBSTATION) 

Request for Committee Recommendation on disposition of building 
Sonia Gray, Community Arts and Education Program 



Art House 

Fort Mason Center 

Building C 

San Francisco, CA 

94123-1382 

(415)885-1194 



STAFF REPORTS 

-PIONEER MONUMENT 

Response from architects regarding Item 3 of Hayward letter 
-PUBLIC FACILITIES 

Update of Project from Mayor's Office 




VI. ADJOURNMENT 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN R EVIEW COMMITTEE 

January 11, 1993 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:15 p.m. 



PROGRAMS 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



I. ROLL 

Commissioners 



Present 



John Kriken 
Robert LaRocca 
Anne Healy 
Rai Okamoto 



Commissioners Excused 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 
(415)554-9677 



apllery 
5 Grove Street 
(415)554-9682 



Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

Tonia Macneil, Curator/Public Art Program 

Jill Manton, Director/Public Art Program 

Sonia Gray, Director/Community Arts and Education Program 

Joanne Chow Winship/Di rector of Cultural Affairs 



II. FIFTH AND MISSION PARKING GARAGE 

Marie Zeller, Gary Samonsky, Tom Harry 
Whisler-Patri Architects 



PHASE III 



Art House 

Fort Mason Center 

Building C 

San Francisco, CA 

94123-1382 

(415)885-1194 



Mr. Gary Samonsky and Mr. Tom Harry presented for review by the Committee the 
materials and colors samples for the Fifth and Mission Parking Garage. Due to 
the art project selected for the building, the architects have proposed changes 
to the building color. The red (terra cotta) has been eliminated from the 
corner balcony area with the use of more greens and blues. It was agreed that 
the red (terra cotta) color would be a warmer mauve (color tt Sto 20803) for the 
Fourth Street spandrels. The architects reconsidered the color of the 
wainscoat for the lower facade and submitted a new "warmer" color sample 
(Durastone 0330) which was approved. The exterior walls will remain cream with 
a medium texture (Sto 20907). A motion to approve the exterior colors as 
submitted was moved and approved. See Reports and Orders. 



IV. UNION SQUARE TICKET BOOTH 

Mark Arnold, Theater Bay Area 
Alan Greenspan, Designer 



PHASE I 



Mark Arnold and Alan Greenspan presented a model of the signage which would 
installed on the exterior of the small building on the east side of Union 
Square. The building is leased through the Recreation and Park Department. 
Above the ticket window would be an electronic billboard. The main sign is 
proposed to be painted metal. The sign design uses a ticket image which is 
outlined in neon and has in neon "Tix Bay Area 1/2 Price Tickets". The 



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function of the booth is to sell half price tickets for same day performances. 
The Commissioners liked the general concept, requested a type face study and 
that the size of the words be reduced. They also wanted the color "punched" up 
and supported the efforts of the presenters to draw attention to the booth. 
Mr. Arnold and Mr. Greenspan were also instructed to explore the neon as to 
brightness. The Commissioners moved for Phase I approval. See Reports and 
Orders. 

V. 1190 FILLMORE AT TURK 

Discussion of building condition and future potential 
Sonia Gray, Community Arts and Education Program 

Sonia Gray presented the history of the building located at 1190 Fillmore which 
is under the Art Commission's jurisdiction. The Community Arts and Education 
Committee is seeking the advice of the Civic Design Review Committee concerning 
the disposition of the building. The Art Commission currently lacks the 
resources to rehabilitate the building, but there has been interest expressed 
by outside groups to acquire the building. The Committee recommended that Ms. 
Gray determine the real estate value between a clear site verses an occupied 
site and that the appraisal be done by an outside firm familiar with commercial 
properties. Commissioner Okamoto does not support demolishing the building. 
The Committee does not support sale of the property through auction. 
The Community Arts and Education Committee is considering the sale of the 
property with the intent of using the funds to support the existing buildings 
housing the cultural centers. The members of the Civic Design Committee also 
suggested that staff verify the ablility to use the funds from the sale of the 
building for this purpose. If the intent is to use the funds for the cultural 
centers, then being able to sell the property for the highest possible price is 
a priority. 

VI. STAFF REPORTS/NEW BUSINESS 

PIONEER MONUMENT 

Debra Lehane reported that the architects has found an error in the site 
plan drawings for the Pioneer Monument. New drawings for approval will be 
submitted to the Committee at the February 8th meeting. 

PUBLIC FACILITIES 

Vic Troyan of the Department of Public Works and Debra Lehane informed the 
Committee of city meetings with JCDecaux concerning public toilet facilities. 
Representatives from JCDecaux will be in San Francisco January 20 and 21st for 
more meetings. The chair of Civic Design, John Kriken and President, Anne 
Healy agreed to meet informally with the Jean-Francois Decaux and Suzanne Davis 
to identify concerns which the Art Commission would have concerning the 
placement of public toilets in San Francisco. Major issues being worked out by 
the city concerns handicap access and advertising. 

NEW BUILDING PROJECTS 

Commissioner Kriken expressed concern for Civic Design review of new 
projects which will have an impact on the Civic Center Plaza. These include 
the new building proposed for the 450 McAllister location and the new State 
Building on Golden Gate. Staff was instructed to monitor these projects and to 
discuss Civic Design's role with appropriate city and state departments. 



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TERMINAL SEPARATOR RESOLUTION 

Commissioner Kriken expressed support for the Mayor's office in seeking to 
have Cal Trans study the Terminal Separator solutions and suggested that the 
Art Commission should offer its support in the form of a letter at the 
appropriate time. The letter would contain Commissioners Kriken's and Healy's 
signatures. 

CENTER FOR CRITICAL ARCHITECTURE EMBARCADERO COMPETITION 

The Center for Critical Architecture has offered to make a presentation of 
the award winners to the Civic Design Review Committee in March. The 
Commissioners would be happy to accept an invitation to come see the award 
winning proposals, but did not think a presentation to be appropriate. 

VII. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve the exterior colors for the Fifth and Mission Parking 
Garage /Phase III Final. 

Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve Union Square Ticket Booth/Phase I. 
Motion: Rai Okamoto 

Consensus: Unanimous 



VI I I. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:05 pm. 



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REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY FEBRUARY 8, 1993 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 

NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are a\ailable at 
all meetings. 



PROGRAMS 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



Street Artists ticenses 
Suite 70 
(415)554-9677 



|llery 
Grove Street 
315)554-9682 



Art House 

Fort Mason Center 

Building C 

San Francisco, CA 

94123-1382 

(415)885-1194 



I. Roll Call 

II. FIRE STATION #24 

Phase I 

Roger Wong, Clyde Cohen/ Bureau of Architecture 

III. FIRESTATI0N #44 

Phase I 

Roger Wong, Clyde Cohen/Bureau of Architecture 

IV. BAYVIEW TOILET BUILDING 
Phase I, II, III 
Tim Li 1 lyquist/Recreation and Park Department 

V. 24th STREET ENTRYWAY PROJECT 

Phase I 

Ricardo Noguera/Planning Coordinator of Mission Economic 

Development Association 

Eduardo Martinez, Architect 

VI. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FIREH0USE 2 
Phase I, II 
Gogo Heinrich, SFIA Project Manager 



VII. MISSION POLICE STATION 

Phase III 

Edmund Shum, Mike Pierron/Bureau of Architecture 

VIII. UNITED AIRLINES/NORTH TERMINAL HANDICAP ELEVATOR AND STAIR 
Phase I, II, III 
Arvind Iyer, Iyer & Associates 

IX. STAFF REPORTS 

-PIONEER MONUMENT 

Response from architects regarding Item 3 of Hayward letter 
-TERMINAL SEPARATOR HEARING DATE 



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MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

February 8, 1993 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 



The meeting was called to order at 3:15 p.m. 



PROGRAMS 
CMc Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



Suite 70 

Street Artists Licenses 
(415)554-9677 
Art House 
Fort Mason Center 
Building C 
San Francisco, CA 
94123-1 382 
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Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

(415)554-9682 






I. ROLL 

Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 

John Krlken 

Robert LaRocca (arrived 3:30 pm) 

Anne Healy 

Ra1 Okamoto (departed 4:15 pm) 

Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

Susan Pontious, Curator Public Art Program 

II. FIRE STATIONS No. 24 AND No. 44 PHASE I 
Roger Wong, Chris Bigelow, Alan Gin/ Bureau of Architecture 

The two fire stations were presented simultaneously due to the similarity of 
the projects. Both historically rated buildings were built by John Reid Jr. 
and are located on corners. Both buildings are also being expanded an addition 
in the adjacent lot. Station No. 24 1s located at 100 Hoffman, near 23rd 
Street and Station No. 44 is located at 1298 Girard, near San Bruno. The 
additions are low to the front to match neighboring buildings. The additions 
provide housing for apparatus and space to accommodate the increased programs 
for the stations. The roof of the addition sloped from the back dormitory 
spaces to the front of the apparatus space with a copper roof treatment along 
the top. The committee members agreed with the general approach of the 
project, but asked that the new addition be simplified, taking into account the 
simple geometric shape of the historic building. The committee appreciated the 
effort of the architect to enhance the apparatus door so that it would not look 
"like a big garage door", but felt that the copper roof treatment was too 
heavy, thus being unsuccessful. The committee also requested 'he removal of 
the projection on the side. It was recommended that a flat roof was provide 
the building with other advantages, such as a skylight 1n the apparatus area, 
the ability to design more light Into the dormitory spaces and less 
interference with existing windows on the historic building. The relationship 
of the back building band to the front also need to be addressed. The 
committee recommended that the architects return for an interim meeting to 
further develop these design ideas. A motion was moved and approved for a 
Phase I approval of both buildings with the recommended design changes. See 
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IV. BAYVIEW TOILET BUILDING Phase I 

Tim Lillyquist, Recreation and Park Department 

The Bayview Toilet building has been requested for a small park located behind 
the Martin Luther King Poll located at 3rd Street and Keith. Simple concrete 
block building would provide both men's and women's facilities for daytime use. 
There would be no power to the building. The building has been designed "1n 
house" and has a budget of $30,000. The Committee recommended a simplifying 
the design even more by making the roof flat the and entrance more open. The 
Marina Greens restroom was sited as a design example. Motion to approve phase 
one was moved and approve. See Reports and Orders. 

V. TWENTY FOURTH STREET ENTRYWAY PROJECT Phase I 
Ricardo Noguera, Eduardo Martinez 

No presentation was made. The item will appear on the March Agenda. 

VI. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FIREHOUSE 2 Phase I, II 
Gogo Heinrich, SFIA Project Manager 

The San Francisco International Airport F1 rehouse 2 is located on the airfield 
in an area which 1s govern by Federal Aviation Regulations. Because of its 
location there can be no landscaping, no public access, is a secured area with 
limited parking. The rectilinear building was developed by functional 
requirements. The 75' clean span has a truss. The hanger type building has a 
dinning room and day room with bays to provide as much light as possible. 
Windows are protected to avoid glare which might affect planes. The committee 
approved of the building design, but asked for 2-3 more color studies which 
would include a high to medium contrast and a medium to low contrast. Color 
values should be considered. A motion to approve Phases I and II with the 
additional color studies was moved and approved. See Report and Orders. 

VII. UNITED AIRLINES NORTH TERMINAL HANDICAP ELEVATOR/STAIR 
Phase I ,11 ,111 
Arvid Iyer, Iyer & Associates 

A permanent structure is being added to the North Terminal at Gate 87 which 
will allow access for disabled Individuals. The new structure has been 
designed to be compatible with the existing structure using precast colored 
metal. United Airlines hopes to complete the project by June or July. A 
motion to approve the phases I, II and III was moved und approved. See Reports 
and Orders 

VIII. MISSION POLICE STATION Phase III 

Edmund Shum, Mike Plerron 

The architects presented the colors and final drawings for the Mission Police 
Station. In the selection of the glass, the Committee recommended that the 
green color stay to the light to clear shades. It was also recommended that a 
different tree to used 1n the back from the jacakcarars which is also at the 
entrance. The use of bougalnvlllea had been replaces with flax. A change 1n 
the window arch detail was reviewed and approved. The green beam across the 



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front will contain the Mission Police Station name. Size of letters and lights 
for illumination were approved. A motion to approve phase III for the project 
was moved and approved. See Reports and Orders. 

IX. STAFF REPORTS/NEW BUSINESS 

PIONEER MONUMENT 

Russ Abel of the Bureau of Architecture presented the Pioneer Monument site 
plan with corrected radius and four computer renderings of bollard designs. 
In looking at the material, the Committee decided that the bollard material 
should be changed to either a black metal or bronze. Mr. Win Hayward, once 
again asked the committee to consider his drawings for the radius and use of 
the historic curb. The Committee John Kriken indicated the need for 
professional trust to the architectural group with the monument assignment and 
supported the drawing before the Committee. Mr. Michael Levin raised the issue 
of the direction which the monument faces and was informed that the Issue was 
not open for discussion or change. A motion to approve the site was moved and 
approved. The architects were given latitude in deciding the type, size, 
number and locations of the bollards. Staff will review the final plan with 
the architects. See Reports and Orders. 

MARKET STREET BANNERS 

Eleanor Beaton of the Public Art Program showed slides of the first banner 
project to come through the Market Street Art In Transit Program. She was 
seeking advice and recommendations from the C1v1c Design Committee concerning 
the scale and locations of the banners. It was the recommendation of the Civic 
Design Review Committee that the banners should be double 1n their size, placed 
prominently at the corner intersections and extended Into additional blocks on 
the Market Street corridor. 

VII. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve F1re Stations No. 24 and No. 44/ Phase I with 
recommended changes. 

Motion: Rai Okamoto 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve Bayview Toilet Building/Phase I. 
Motion: Rai Okamoto 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve San Francisco International Airport F1 rehouse No. 2/ 
Phase I, II with more color studies. 

Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to approve United Airlines North Terminal Handicap Elevator and 
Stair, Phase I, II, III. 

Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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5. Motion to approve Mission Police Station/Phase III. 
Motion: John Krlken 

Consensus: Unanimous 

6. Motion to approve the Pioneer Monument site plan/Phase III with 
bronze or dark metal bollards placed Inside the curb 1n the Interior of 
the site. The architects have been authorized to use their discretion 1n 
determining number of bollards and exact locations. 

Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VI I I. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:30 pm. 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY MARCH 15, 1993 

2:30 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 

25 van Ness Avenue 
Suite 240 

SanFrancisco. ca NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 

the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
fllSfffloHcAv presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at 

(4 I t>) 0/ 1 -3868 FAX -. , , . 

all meetings. 




PROGRAMS 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 

Public Art Program 



I. Roll Call 

II. CENTRAL EMBARCADERO URBAN DESIGN RECOMMENDATIONS 

Briefing on the Urban Design Recommendations for Central 

Embarcadero Project 

Boris Dramov, ROMA 

Eva Lieberman, Dept. of City Planning 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 
(415)554-9677 



III. MC LAREN PUMP STATION STANDBY GENERATOR AND RELATED WORK 

Phase III 

Lota Nuguid, Ed Dea and Tze Ko/Utilities Engineering Bureau 



'ii|Jlery 

J _j Grove Street 
(415)554-9682 



IV. MARKET STREET TRANSIT THOROUGHFARE PROJECT 

ACCESSIBLE BOARDING PLATFORMS/F-MARKET HISTORIC STREETCAR LINE 

Phase I, II 

John Katz, Hannah Silverman/Utilities Engineering Bureau 



Art House 

Fort Mason Center 

Building C 

San Francisco, CA 

94123-1382 

(415)885-1194 



24th STREET ENTRYWAY PROJECT 

Phase I 

Rosa Rivera/Project Coordinator for Mission Economic 

Development Association 

Eduardo Martinez, Architect 



VI. FIRE STATION NO. 37 

Phase II, III 

Roger Wong, Chris Bigelow/Bureau of Architecture 

VII. OLD MOCCASIN POWERHOUSE REHABILITATION PROJECT 

Phase I 

Robert Chun/Utilities Engineering Bureau 

VIII. 1190 FILLMORE AT TURK (FORMERLY TURK/FILLMORE SUBSTATION) 

Staff Report (Gray/Winship) 




IX. STAFF REPORTS 
X. ADJOURNMENT 



Note: For information related to any of the above matters, please call 
Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission 
(415) 554-9671 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 
ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

1. Full t ommission Meetings, and individual Committee 
Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness 
Avenue, Suite 70, San Francisco, CA . Twenty Five Van Ness 
is located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. Suite 70, 
basement level, can be accessed by the two main elevators in 
the lobby of the building. 

2. The closest accessible BART Station is the Civic Center 
Station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and 
Grove Street. Accessible MUNI Metro lines serving this 
location are the J,K,L,M, and N which stop at Van Ness 
Avenue and Market Street, one-half block from the Art 
Commission offices. Accessible MUNI lines serving the 
corner of Van Ness and Market are 9, 26, and 42. for more 
information regarding MUNI accessible services, please call 
(415) 923-6142. 

3. American sign language interpreters and/or a sound 
enhancement system will be available upon request at 
meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts 
and Education Program at (415) 554-9671 at least 72 hours 
prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible . 

4. To allow individuals with environmental illness or 
multiple chemical sensitivity to attend any meetings, 
individuals are requested to refrain from wearing perfume or 
other scented products. 

5. Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak 
Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street. 

6. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities 
(including those using wheelchairs) will be available. 



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25 Van Ness Avenue 

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MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

March 15, 1993 



25 Van Ness Avenue 



Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 
2:30 P.M. 



The meeting was called to order at 2:40 p.m. 



PROGRAMS 
Civic Aft Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Aft Program 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 
(415)554-9677 



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'lery 

-i\>o Grove Street 
(415)554-9682 



Art House 

Fort Mason Center 

Building C 

San Francisco, CA 

94123-1382 

(415)885-1194 



I . ROLL 

Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 

John Kriken 

Robert LaRocca 

Anne Healy 

Rai Okamoto (arrived 3:00 pm) 

Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

Susan Pontious, Curator Public Art Program 

Tonia Macneil, Curator Public Art Program 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Public Affairs 

Sonia Gray, Director Commumity Arts and Education Program 

II. CENTRAL EMBARCADERO URBAN DESIGN STRATEGY PRESENTATION 

Eva Lieberman, Planning Department 

Boris Dramov, ROMA & Associates 

Keilani Tom, Graphics 

Tom Marioni, Public Art 

Helene Fried, Public Activities 

Eva Lieberman introduced Boris Dramov for the slide presentation and 
discussion. The presentation was a summary of his report submitted February 
25, 1993 titled "Central Embarcadero Urban Design Strategy". A brief 
presentation by the Design Team followed Mr. Dramov' s portion of the program: 
Keilani Tom presented on "Sign Criteria for the Central Embarcadero", Tom 
Marioni on "A Proposed Approach to Public Art" and Heather Hedrickson for 
Helene Fried on "Public Activities". Commissioner Healy questioned whether the 
team members were "equal collaborators" and suggested that the primary document 
should reflect the collaboration to a greater extent. Comments were heard from 
one member of the public, Eula Waters, concerning the Central Embarcadero 
Design Stategy. Commissioners comments concerning the design strategy will be 
given at the April 19th Civic Design Review Committee Meeting. 



IV. MC LAREN PUMP STATION 

Lota Nuguid, Ed Dea, Tze 



Ko 



Phase III 

Utilities/ Engineering Bureau 



Final working drawings for the McLaren Pump Station were submitted for 
approval. The drawings were approved through a rmt.ion by Commissioner Okamoto. 
See Reports and Orders. 




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V. MARKET SJREET TRANSll I HOROUGHFARE PROJECT Phase I, II 

ACCESSIBLE BOARDING PLATFORMS/F-MARKET HISTORIC STREETCAR s~y 

John Katz, Hannah Silverman, Mark Rudnicki U^ 

/Utilities Engineering Bureau 

Mr. Katz presented a courtesy presentation to the committee of the design of 
the boarding platforms which meet ADA requirements for accessibility for the F- 
Mdfket Historic Streetcar Line. The platforms are require to have an impact 
barrier at or.e end (hydro crash cushion) which is very specific in its design 
requirements. The color gray for the barrier was been recommended for Market 
Street as opposed to yellow. The Commissioners supported the gray for the 
barrier, the simple design of the platform and use of the simple railing system 
rather than changing the rails to reflect the Victorian neighborhood of Upper 
Market as suggested by a neighborhood association. The Committee recommended 
that the graphics be organized and simplified. Consideration to the backside 
of signs should also be given. It was recommended that the Path of Gold Street 
light symbol not be used on the sign. 

VI. TWENTY FOURTH STREET ENTRYWAY PROJECT Phase I 
Ricardo Noguera, Eduardo Martinez, Rosa Rivera 
Mission Economic Development Association 

Mr. Noguera explained that MEDA (Mission Economic Development Association) is 
seeking permission from the city to create entryways at 24th and Mission and 
24th and Potrero Avenue. The design of the entry columns (one on each side of 
the street placed on the corners) include a dimension of 26'tall by 5'x5', a 
granite base, a steel frame with enamel panels. The imagery contains some 
cultural values, but should be interpreted more in a spiritual sense. The t 
has a spiral structure with globe. The design allows for banners to be 
installed across the entryways for special events. The committee agreed to 
approve phase I with the understanding that Phase II will include materials 
with attention to maintenance and removal of graffiti. See Reports and Orders. 

VII. FIRE STATION NO. 37 Phase II, III 

Roger Wong, Chris Bigelow/Bureau of Architecture 

Final material samples and colors along with the final working drawings were 
submitted by architects Roger Wong and Chris Bigelow for approval. The 
submittals were approved through a motion by Commissioner LaRocca. See Reports 
and Orders. 

VIII. 1190 FILLMORE AT TURK (FORMERLY TURK/FILLMORE SUBSTATION) 

Sonia Gray, Joanne Chow Winship /Art Commission Staff 

An update to staff's research concerning the 1190 Fillmore building and its 
disposition was provided by Sonia Gray and Joanne Chow Winship. The pros and 
cons of subdividing the property verses a lot line adjustment was discussed. 
Staff was instructed to conduct further research. 



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IX. STAFF REPORTS/OLD BUSINESS 

A. MOSCONE CENTER PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE OVER HOWARD STREET 

On site review of the proposed silver color for the pedestrian bridge had 
occurred separately and individually with Bill Carney of the Redevelopment 
Agency by Commissioners LaRocca, Okamoto and Healy. Commissioner Healy 
preferred a color with "more life". Commissioner LaRocca moved for approval of 
the color sample, Duranar UC51131 XL Silver. Commissioners LaRocca and Okamoto 
were in favor of the color, Commissioner Healy opposed the color. Since 
Commissioner Kriken had not seen the color in daylight, he abstained from 
voting. See Reports and Orders. 

VII. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve McLaren Pump Station Phase III. 
Motion: Rai Okamoto 

Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve the 24th Street Entryway Project/Phase I. 
Motion: Rai Okamoto 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve Fire Station No. 37/Phase II, III. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to approve Duranar UC51131 XL Silver for the Moscone 
Center Bridge over Howard Street. 

Motion: Bob LaRocca 

Consensus: In Favor -LaRocca, Okamoto Opposed - Healy 
Abstained - Kriken 

VI I I. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:35 pm. 



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Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY APRIL 19, 1993 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 

NOTICE: Willi respect Lo agenda il.ems, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting alter the 
presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at 
al 1 meet i ngs. 



PROGRAMS 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



I. Roll Call 

II. CENTRAL EMBARCADER0 URBAN DESIGN RECOMMENDATIONS 

Art Commission Comments on Urban Design Recommendations 

for Central Embarcadeio Project 

Boris Dramov, ROMA 

Eva Lieberman, Dept. of City Planning 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 
(415)554-9677 



III. OLD MOCCASIN POWERHOUSE REHABILITATION PROJECT 
PHASE I 

Robert Chun/ Utilities Engineering Bureau, PUC 



Gallery 

!55 Grove Street 

(415)554-9682 



IV. SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL PARKING GARAGE 
PHASE III 

Philip Sowers, Howard Wong /Bureau of Architecture 



Art House 

Fort Mason Cent 3r 

Building C 

San Francisco, C A 

94123-1382 

(415)885-1194 



V. RANKIN PUMP STATION 
PHASE II 

Ernie Ramilo, Howard Wong /Bureau of Architecture 

VI. DOWNTOWN PEDESTRIAN STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM 

Introduction to five year program 

Evan Rose, Jon Purvis / Department of City Planning 



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VII. OLD/NEW BUSINESS 
IX. ADJOURNMENT 



Note: For information i elated to any of the above matters, please call 
Debra tehane, Civic Art Collection Managei , San Francisco Art Commission 
(415) 554-9671 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 
ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

I . I ii I I Commission Met»l ings, ntid individual Commit. tee 
Meel ings of the Art Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness 
Avenue, Suite 70, San Francisco, CA . Twenty Five Van Ness 
is located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. Suite 70, 
basement level , can be accessed by the two main elevators in 
Lhe Lobby of the building. 

2. The closest, accessible BART Station is the Civic Center 
Stat ion located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and 
llro\e Street. Accessible MUNI Metro lines serving this 
location are the J,K,L,M, and N which stop at Van Ness 
Avenue and Market Street, one-half block from the Art 
Commission offices. Accessible MUNI lines serving the 
corner of Van Ness and Market are 9, 26, and 42. for more 

information regarding MUNI accessible services, please call 

1415) 923-6142. 

3. American sign language interpreters and/or a sound 
enhancement, system will be available upon request at 
meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts 
and Education Program at (415) 554-9671 at least 72 hours 
prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if 

poss ible . 

4. To nllow individuals with environmental illness or 
multiple chemical sensitivity to attend any meetings, 
individuals are requested to refrain from wearing perfune or 
other scented products. 

5. Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak 
Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street. 

6. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities 

( including those using wheelchairs) will be available. 



City and County 
of San Francisco 




25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

San Francisco, CA 

94102 

(415)554-9671 
(415) 621-3868 FAX 



MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

April 19, 1993 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 4:25 p.m. 



PROGRAMS 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 
(415)554-9677 



I. ROLL 

Commissioners Present 

John KM ken 

Robert LaRocca 

Rai Okamoto (arrived 4: 



Commissioners Excused 



25 pm) Anne Healy 



Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Public Affairs 

Jill Manton, Director of Public Art Program 



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-rJo Grove Street 
(415)554-9682 



Art House 

Fort Mason Center 

Building C 

San Francisco, CA 

94123-1382 

(415)885-1194 




II. CENTRAL EMBARCADERO URBAN DESIGN STRATEGY PRESENTATION 

Eva Lieberman, Planning Department 

Boris Dramov, ROMA & Associates 

Keilani Tom, Graphics 

Tom Marioni, Public Art 

Helene Fried, Public Activities 

Informal discussion occurred between Commissioner Kriken, LaRocca and Mr. 
Dramov while awaiting the arrival of Commissioner Okamoto. A new black and 
white plan of the area was reviewed which differed (i.e. incorporation of the 
Vaillancourt Fountain) from images reviewed at the previous Committee meeting. 
Upon the arrival of Commissioner Okamoto the Committee proceeded with official 
business. Major points of discussion during the informal meeting included: a. 
The Committee's desire to bring the city to a point of crossing the Embarcadero 
to define the edge of the city. This also includes the need to tie buildings 
together, b. The north edge bleeds off with no building to anchor it. More 
studies are needed as to building structures to define the space. There was no 
identification of space, c. Further study should be made of economic 
considerations. Part of the property could be used for revenue making 
opportunltes. d. Further studies should also be made regarding pedestrian 
access, e. The Committee supported the concept of connecting back streets 
previously enclosed by Redevelopment Projects, i.e. Drumm and Jackson, f. Mr. 
Dramov stressed the need to make the Ferry Building a civic building again by 
remodeling to include other activities, i.e. public inestings. g. Landscaping 
was discussed and specific recommendations will folic . within these minutes. 
With the arrival of Commissioner Okamoto, the Committee began with their 
comments regarding the Central Embarcadero Urban Design Strategy report 
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I. Reports prepared by the consultants on Signage, Cultural Activities and 
Public Art should be Incorporated Into the report so that it reads as one 
document with references in the table of contents. l^Jj 
:. The report needs more graphics to assist in understanding references and 
content. f 

3. The report should acknowledge for historical reference Lawrence Halprin s 
design of Justin Herman Plaza. 

4. Three sentences dedicated to the Va1 1 lancourt Fountain is inadequate and 
only the most recent drawing submitted to the Committee at this meeting 
included the fountain In any way. 

5. The report has conflicting statements concerning Justin Herman Plaza. One 
area says to retain aspects and another Indicated a complete redesign. 

6. It is the position of the Art Commission that the Ribbon Project, part of 
the Public Art Program for the Waterfront Transporation Projects should 
continue through the Central Embarcadero. 

7. Signal ization should be adjusted and balance to address peak traffic times 
and pedestrian needs. 

8. It is important to note that this report is not a design, but a study to 
analyze relationships in the Central Embarcadero. 

Commissioner Kriken's comments: 

9. Buildings sited at the north and south ends would create a better sense of 
place and bring activities closer to the water. 

10. To comply with the Waterfront Master Plan, there should be no trees on the 
water's edge. Trees can remain where they currently exist, but the waterside 
should be open to views. 

II. Landscaping in front of the Ferry Building should be studied further. If p* 
hedges or plantings are placed in this location 1t should have a greater 
relation to the Ferry Building than to the promenade. 

12. The historical acorn lights at the waterfront should be carried across the 
face of the Ferry Building. 

13. The Committee supported the re-establishment of the block geometry. 

14. Changing the distance of the palms in the median to 75' apart in this area 
would be acceptable as suggested by Mr. Dramov. 

15. The public treatment of the area at Howard and the Embarcadero is 
supported. 

16. Greater identification of the Ribbon Project and art events needs to be 
developed. 

17. The Committee does not support the suggested alterations to the 
Vaillancourt Fountalned mentioned 1n the Public Art report by Tom Marioni. 

Planning Department staff, Eva Lieberman, when asked how Commission's comment 
would impact the report, responded that the comments would become part of the 
input for the next phase of the planning. The Planning and Rec/Park 
Commissions recently approved $197,000 for reviewing land use and funding 
issues in preparation for the next RFP involving design work. Director, Joanne 
Chow Wlnship stated that the Art Commission wants to work closely with the 
Planning and Rec/Park Departments on the before mentioned next phase in 
developing and finalizing design criteria for the RFP. 



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IV. OLD MOCASSIN POWERHOUSE PROJECT Phase I 

Robert Chun, Paul Lui, Kent Ford/Utilities Engineering Bureau 

The first phase of the Old Mocassin Powerhouse Project located 1n Tuoleme 
County involves structurally rehabilitating the historic building for seismic 
safety. The building 1s badly deteriorated and the basement 1s flooded. The 
next phase will adapt the building for future uses I.e. offices, museum, etc. 
Although the building does not have a specific landmark status or rating, the 
members of the Civic Design Committee has Instructed the project managers to 
seek the advice of the Landmarks Board in reviewing this proposed project. A 
motion to approve Phase I was moved and seconded. See Reports and Orders. 

V. FIRE STATIONS NO. 24 and No. 44 

Roger Wong, Chris Bigelow/Bureau of Architecture 

As suggested by the Civic Design Review Committee, the architects had returned 
for an interim meeting to review changes in the design and to get input before 
further design development. In general the changes reflect the Committee's 
desire to simplify the geometric forms. Areas which need further change or 
modification for the two projects consists of: F1re Station No. 24 requires a 
different expression on the skylight form. Instead of the stepped skylights, 
the geometry needs to be cleaner such as one large circular tube for the pole 
and a flat roof skylight which is not seen from below for the adjacent 
skylight. F1re Station No. 44 requires simplifying the planters which were 
considered too fussy as designed. There was no motion. 

VI. RANKIN PUMP STATION PHASE II 

Ernie Ramlllo, Howard Wong/Bureau of Architecture 

Colors and materials for the Rankin Pump Station, part of the Southeast 
Treatment Plant were presented. The Integral building color was chosen to 
match the existing building at the site. Glazing will be green with forest 
green doors and windows. Alternate window designs for the central window were 
presented, responding to a concern of the Committee's on Its Phase I review. A 
grid pattern was approved of the options presented (option B on windows options 
sheet). A problem with the pouring of the corner has also been resolved in the 
re-design. Landscaping is a minimal style with an emphasis on trees. John 
Thomas of Landscape Architecture identified the use of plains, cottonwoods, 
granite vines, low growing junipers and coyote brush. A motion to approve 
Phase II was moved and approved. See Reports and Orders. 

VII. DOWNTOWN PEDESTRIAN STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM 

Evan Rose, Jon Purvis/Department of City Planning 

Jon Purvis and Evan Rose of the Planning Department described to the Committee 
the Downtown Pedestrian Street Improvement Program. The goal of the program Is 
to Improve Downtown San Francisco as a pedestrian environment. Existing 
conditions are being surveyed. Specific areas have been selected for 
improvement during the five year program. The Commissioners showed great 
enthusiasm for the project and offered to send a letter of support to the 
Director of the Planning Department, Lucian Blazej. 



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VIII. STAFF REPORTS/OLD BUSINESS 

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A. Publ 1c Toi lettes W- 
Debra Lehane reported that full scale non working demonstrations toilettes of 
the two competing companies will be Installed on the sidwalk west of city hall 

on Polk Street. An advertising klosk/nevv'stand designed by JCDecaux will be 
located at the Powell Street Turnaround as an example of the kiosk/street 
furniture. 

B. Pioneer Monument 

Ms. Lehane also reported that the curbs around the Pioneer Monument have been 
removed and that some of the curbs had Indeed been Inverted. The monument is 
scheduled at this time to be moved 1n June. 

IX. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve Old Mocassin Powerhouse Project Phase I. 
Motion: Ra1 Okamoto 

Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve Rankin Pump Station Phase II. 
Motion: Rai Okamoto 

Consensus: Unanimous 



X. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:10 pm. /•*" 

Submitted by: 4- r X > D / L$^ l 




Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



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City and County 
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25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

San Francisco. CA 

94102 

(415)554-9671 

(415) 621-3868 FAX 



PROGRAMS 
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and Education 
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Building C 
San Francisco, CA 
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Gallery 

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(415)554-9682 



CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY MAY 17, 1993 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 

NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at 
all meetings. 



. I. Roll Call 

II. RANKIN STREET PUMP STATION 

Phase III 

Bruce Flynn, Bureau of Architecture 

III. ST. MARY'S SQUARE REHABILITATION 

Phase I 

Deborah Learner, Recreation and Park Department 

John Thomas and Brian Gatter, DPW Landscape Architecture 

IV. UNION SQUARE TICKET BOOTH SIGNAGE 
Advisory Review 
Mark Arnold and Alan Greenspan, Theater Bay Area 

V. STAFF REPORTS 

VI. OLD/NEW BUSINESS 

VII. ADJOURNMENT 



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'Pursuant to CHy policy and the requirements of the 137?, Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with 

all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 
23 \ n Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are 
held in Suite 70. basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the 
building. 

Accessible letting tor poisons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible cuibsldc parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location arc: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block, from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

To allow individuals with environmental illness or multiple chemical sensitivity to attend any 
meetings, individuals are requested to refrain from wearing perfume or Other scented products. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



City and County 
of San Francisco 




25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

San Francisco. CA 

94102 

(415)554-9671 
(415) 621-3868 FAX 



MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMIT TEE 

May 17, 1993 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:00 p.m. 



Suite 70 



PROGRAMS 
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Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



I . ROLL 

Commissioners Present 

John Kriken 

Robert LaRocca 

Anne Healy 

Rai Okamoto (arrived 3:15 pm) 



Commissioners Excused 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 
(415)554-9677 



""""Mlery 

,• ; ) Grove Street 
~ft 15) 554-9682 



Art House 

Fort Mason Center 

Building C 

San Francisco, CA 

94123-1382 

(415)885-1194 



Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Public Affairs 



II. RANKIN STREET PUMP STATION 

Bruce Flynn/Bureau of Architecture 
John Thomas/Landscape Architecture 



PHASE III 



The discussion began with John Thomas explaining the landscaping surrounding 
the building. Due to their success at the Southeast Treatment Plant, London 
plain trees will be used. A shrub level will be introduced and ceanothus. 
Grass will be on the Davidson Street side. Bruce Flynn identified the only 
change since Phase II review as a structure in the back to house the electrical 
for the building. Attention then turned to the entry and how it misconstrues 
the amount of public activity which will occur at the site. The architect 
agreed to make the following changes to the front of the building: 

1. The stairs will be eliminated 

2. The row of planting will be uninterrupted across the front 

3. The ramp will provide all access to the building 

4. The walkway will end at the driveway. 

The door will be green to match the green used on other parts of the building. 
See Reports and Orders. 



III. ST. MARY'S SQUARE REHABILITATION PHASE I 

Brian Gatter, John Thomas/Landscape Architecture 



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St. Mary's Square is located at California and Pine Streets. Brain Gatter 
described the major change to the square as being the addition of a children's 
play area. Other improvements involve replacing bench slats, upgrading 
restrooms and making the park handicap accessible. The goal is to make the 
park more inviting to the Chinatown residents. Due to the lack of visual 
materials, the Committee had difficulty in seeing the park in context. Mr. 
Gatter and Mr. Thomas were requested to bring photos of the 




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ST MARY'S SQUARE REHABILITATION (CONT.) 

existing conditions to the next phase review of the park. The condition of the 
poplars is unknown and whether to replant the trees is to be considered. The 
edges of the park and activities along the alley needs to be examined. Phase I 
was approved with the understanding that the issues will be further discussed 
in the Phase II review. 

IV. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve Rankin Street Pump Station Phase III. 
Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve St. Mary's Square Rehabilitation Phase I. 
Motion: Rai Okamoto 

Consensus: Unanimous 

V. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 pm. 



Submitted by: 




Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



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& Education 

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Public Art Program 



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Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY JULY 19, 1993 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 

NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at 
all meetings. 

I. Roll Call 



Art Commission Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

415.554.9682 



II. PUBLIC TOILETS PROJECT 

Phase I 

Jean-Francois Nion Harry O'Brien, JCDecaux 

Vitaly B. Troyan Jake Szeto, DPW 



III. SUNOL WATER TEMPLE REHABILITATION 

Phase III 

Suresh Patel Ralph Raffaelli, Project Architect PUC 

IV. MISSION POLICE STATI0N/SFPD JUVENILE DIVISION 
Phase III (Revised) 
Edmund Shum Gary Hoy Bureau of Architecture DPW 

V. RANKIN STREET PUMP STATION 

Phase III (Revised) -* 

Bruce Flynn, Bureau of Architecture DPW 

VI. SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT STATION 40 

Phase III 

Bruce Flynn Jorge Gutierrez, Bureau of Architecture DPW 

VII. POWELL STREET TURNAROUND PROJECT 

Informational Presentation 

Evan Rose Downtown Pedestrian Improvement Project 
Department of City Planning 

VIII. CHINATOWN BRANCH LIBRARY RENOVATION 

Phase II, III 

Glenn Hunt, Bureau of Architecture DPW 




. City and County of 
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IX. STAFF REPORTS , 

- Civic Design Proposed Fee Structure 

X. OLD/NEW BUSINESS 

XI . ADJOURNMENT 

Note: For information related to any of the above matters, please call 
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25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco. CA. 94102 TEL. 415.252.2590 fax 415.252.2595 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 



'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 
25 Van Ness Avenue. San Francisco, located on the comer of , Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are 
held in Suite 70. basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the 

building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses -serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

To allow individuals with environmental illness or multiple chemical sensitivity to attend any 
meetings, individuals are requested to refrain from wearing perfume or other scented products. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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PROGRAMS 

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Civic Design RtviEW 

Community Arts 

& Education 

'S Symphony Concerts 

Public Art Program 



SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

July 19, 1993 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:00 p.m. 



Street Artists Licenses 



I. ROLL 



suite 70 Comml ssloners Present 

4,52522581 John KMken 



Art Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 



Robert LaRocca 
Anne Healy 



Commissioners Excused 
(Departure 4:55 pm) 



4'5 554 9682 stajFf_Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/C1v1c Design Review Committee Coordinator 

Joanne Chow W1nsh1p, Director of Cultural Affairs 

J 111 Manton, Director of Art 1n Public Places Program 

IN MEMORY OF COMMISSIONER RAI Y. OKAMOTO 
A Statement by John KMken, Chair of the C1v1c Design Review Committee 

"Since our last meeting, we were sad to learn of Rai Okamoto's passing. He was 
a personal friend, architect colleague, fellow art commissioner and a member of 
this committee. 

Ra1 was an architect who was committed to C1v1c Design and the public Interest. 
He was my teacher at UC, he had a tremendous Influence on me and the direction 
of my own career. 

It 1s not surprising that he would become the planning director and that we 
both would serve as art commissioners for the City of San Francisco. He had 
great Integrity about modernism He was a man of great personal style and 
charm. He was truly an Important and memorable figure 1n the city and 
profession. We will miss him. " 



II. PUBLIC TOILETS PROJECT 

Vltaly Troyan, Jake Szeto, DPW 
Jean-Francois Decaux, JC Decaux 



PHASE I 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



V1t Troyan of the Department of Public works Introduced the city's public 
toilet project and the process which had been designed. Selected by the panel 
of seven was the company- of JCDecaux one of three proposal responses to the 
Request for Proposals. Twenty-seven potential locations have been Identified 
within the city for placement of public toilets. The proposal Decaux has made 
to the city off-sets the cost of maintaining the toilets by Installing 120 
advertising kiosks. Sixty five of the kiosks would replace existing newspaper 
stands 1n the downtown area. Mr. Troyan Indicated that contract negotiations 
are underway. 



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Jean-Francois Decaux, Chief Executive Officer of JCDecaux, was introduced and 
provided a brief history of the JCDecaux company. One toilet design 1s being^^ 
proposed to meet the needs of all segments of the community. The basic desigw 
and footprint of the unit 1s determined by its function. The base is cast iron 
and the surface 1s painted aluminum. The exterior color and design detail 1s 
subject to review by the Art Commission. On the exterior of the toilet will be 
space for such amenities as public service announcements, an interactive 
system, maps or advertising. 

The basic kiosk unit 1s 5 foot 1n diameter and a standard fifteen feet high to 
the top of the advertising poster. Fifteen different caps are available to 
complete the kiosk design. The cap design 1s flexible and color 1s negotiable. 
The design of the newspaper kiosks for equal accessibility and compliance 1s 
being reviewed. A prototype or model which includes the accessibility solution 
will be submitted for Phase II approval. 

Before accepting public testimony, Commissioner Krlken reminded the audience 
that the Civic Design Review Committee was concerned about the design character 
of the JC Decaux systems and how the elements relate to the proposed locations 
and neighborhoods. He asked that comments be limited to those issues. 

PUBLIC TESTIMONY was accepted at this time. 

Sidney Unobsky . President, San Francisco Planning Commission: 
Commissioner Unobsky 1s 1n favor of public toilets, but expressed concerns 
about the terms of the agreement with JCDecaux such as the number of kiosks, 
the length of the agreement (20 years), the advertising controls and the 
cooperation of the newspaper vendors to use the newspaper kiosk units. He *—— 
urged DPW to review the conditions and the service track record of JCDecaux W 
before finalizing the contract. 

Gerald Green , Dept. of City Planning Staff: Mr. Green advised the committee 
that the project 1s subject to an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Master 
Plan referral. The Planning Department 1s concerned about the placement of 
furniture, especially 1n the Downtown area and the advertising. Some 
provisions 1n the City code provide for controls of advertising in areas 
adjacent to City properties, such as parks. Planning will also be concerned 
that the design of the structures relate to the Immediate surroundings. 

Commissioner Kriken assured the representee from Planning that the Art 
Commission wants a compatible process with the Planning Commission. 

Bruce Flynn , Bureau of Architecture: Mr. Flynn favored the designs. As a 
Hearing Officer, for San Francisco, he was concerned that the widths of the 
sidewalks 1n areas proposed for the structures be carefully considered as to 
whether they are adequate for additional street furnitures and safe pedestrian 
movement. 

Richard Winnie . Gannett Outdoor: Mr. Winnie requested the same scrutiny for 
the JCDecaux project as was given the Gannett Bus Shelter proposal. He 
suggested that the committee see an actual prototype of the structures. He 
urged the committee to familiarize themselves with the specifics of the 
proposal and the commitment to public art. He expressed concern about the 
process. He also expressed concern about sign controls for Market Street. 



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August Longo. Access Coordinator, Independent Housing Services: Mr. Longo 
indicated that of the three competitors, JCDecaux was the only company which 
provided an accessible toilet. 

Walter Park. Director, Independent Housing Services: Mr. Park Identified the 
importance of public toilets to the community and to people with disabilities 
1n particular. JCDecaux's design complies 100% with both California and Federal 
regulations. He urged the Committee to approve the program and design "with 
all due speed" to move the project forward. 
End of Public Testimony. 

The C1v1c Design Review Committee requested that 1t be kept Informed of other 
agency meetings regarding this matter. Mr. Troyan Identified the Art 
Commission and the Planning Commission as the key agency reviewing this 
project. The Recreation and Park Commission and the Port Commission will give 
permission to Install the units on property under their jurisdictions, 1f they 
chose to participate. Mr. Green of the Planning Department advised the 
committee that a Negative Declaration to the EIR 1s expected 1n approximately 3 
months. The City Attorney's office has advised staff of the Art Commission 
that no final approval for the project can be given until a draft of the 
Negative Declaration has been reviewed by the Art Commission. 

The response from V1t Troyan when Commissioner Healy asked to have prototypes 
available is that 1t would add 3-6 months to the process, but that a 1/10 scale 
model will be available for Phase II review. The Committee indicated that 
models of the kiosks for the neighborhoods will be needed for Phase II review. 

Review of each location will be needed to answer questions which relate to the 
site. Commissioner Krlken stated that 1t might also be advisable to limit the 
number of kiosks visible from any given location to no more than two. The 
scale of the kiosks for neighborhoods may not be appropriate and may require a 
smaller kiosk. Gerald Green from Planning offered to provide the Art 
Commission with a copy of the Planning Department's design standards for the 
downtown area. Evan Rose of Planning has been mapping the downtown area as 
part of the Downtown Pedestrian Project and will share Information with the Art 
Commission. 

The Committee agreed to approve the basic concept of the project and approach. 
Negotiations of a public art component was referred to the Visual Art Committee 
and Public Art Director, J111 Manton. 
See Reports and Orders. 

III. SUNOL WATER TEMPLE REHABILITATION PHASE III 

Suresh Patel, Ralph Raffaell1/Ut1l1t1es Engineering Bureau/PUC 

Even though the Sunol Water Temple does not have any landmark status, the PUC 
had adopted a preservation approach to the project. The work will be divided 
Into two phases. Phase I Involves the repair of the roof, conservation of the 
celling paintings and some work under the structure where the pool 1s located. 
Phase II will be the seismic reinforcement to the pillars. The committee asked 
that the Art Commission be Informed of the progress and completion of the work 
so that they might visit the site at some future date. A motion to approve 
Phase III was moved and seconded. See Reports and Orders. 



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IV. RANKIN STREET PUMP STATION PHASE III 

Bruce Flynn/Bureau of Architecture 
John Thomas/Landscape Architecture 

After receiving Phase III approval from the C1v1c Design Review Committee, 
Bruce Flynn, Project Architect reviewed with the Water Department the changes 
which have been Instructed during the design review for the entry of the Pump 
Station. The Water Department had safety concerns with the entryway and 
landscape changes. Therefore, Mr. Flynn thought 1t prudent to revisit the Phase 
III approval and to relay these concerns -to the committee. John Thomas 
confirmed that the Water Department was concerned about creating an "attractive 
nuisance" at the entryway which would encourage misuse by some members of the 
general public. To address the safety issues and to avoid people sleeping 1n 
the entry, the Committee approved the original entry design and added the 
requirement of having high Intensity lighting installed as part of the project. 
See Reports and Orders. 

V. SAN FRANCISCO FIRE STATION # 40 PHASE III 

Jorge Gutierrez, Bruce Flynn/Bureau of Arch1tecture/DPW 

F1re Station #40, located at 2155 18th Avenue, near Rivera was built 1n 1931. 
The station was remodeled 1n the '50s. This project involves changing the 
arched doors to allow for the larger apparatus now used by the F1re Department. 
As part of the project the Iron balconies under the windows will be restored. 
A recessed panel 1n the arches above the doors, formerly proposed with the 
design 1s no longer necessary and the buttresses on the sides have been 
eliminated. The Committee asked the architects to study the placement of the 
letters "SFFD" 1n relation to the arched doors and windows with balconies and-^— 
also, to study the lighting. Phase III approval was given with a contingency*^^ 
requiring further review by the Art Commission. See Reports and Orders. 

VI. POWELL STREET TURNAROUND PROJECT 

Evan Rose, Downtown Pedestrian Project/Dept. of City Planning 

An Informational presentation was made by Evan Rose of the proposed changes to 
the Powell Street Turnaround. The Turnaround was Identified as part of the 
Pedestrian Program. Problems which were being addressed 1n the Turnaround 
Included: 1. Aggressive panhandlers; 2. Congest1on;3. Street Furn1ture;4. 
Signage; 

5. Lighting. The project will be approached 1n phases. Phase I will address 
the purchasing of tickets for the cablecars and the pedestrian flow. The goal 
is to create a screen for the passengers waiting to ride the cablecar from 
other activities 1n the Powell Street Plaza. The proposal calls for attachment 
of Informational signs to the bollards as a service and added Interest. Tickets 
will be sold from the Police Koban starting 1n September. A long range site 
plan 1s being developed. Phase II will Involve signage. The plaza needs 
international signs and directions. Phase III will address the street 
furniture and lighting. The committee suggested that Mr. Rose talk with Art 
Commission staff person, Jill Manton, concerning the signage and Identified the 
interpretive signs as a great opportunity. The Powell Street Turnaround 
Project as presented by Mr. Rose received the approval of the Civic Design 
Review Committee. 

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VII. CHINATOWN BRANCH LIBRARY PHASE II, III 

Glen Hunt, Bureau of Arch1tecture/DPW 

Glen Hunt reviewed briefly the Phase I discussion of this project. The general 
appearance of the Chinatown Branch Llbary building 1s being preserved and 
materials are intended to match the existing. An Interior alteration which 
Involved the placement of an elevator had been of concern during Phase I since 
1t Interfered with windows. Mr. Hunt pointed out that the elevator has been 
relocation thus eliminating the concern with the windows. The committee moved 
for approval. See Reports and Orders. 

VI I I. STAFF REPORT 

A brief report was given by Debra Lehane, Joanne Chow W1nsh1p and Rich Newlrth 
concerning the progress of researching and Implementing a design review fee for 
civic projects. 

IX. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve the basic conceptual approach to the Public 
Toilet and Kiosk Project Phase I. 

Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve the Sunol Water Temple Rehabilitation 
Phase III. 

Motion: John KMken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to re-approve Rankin Street Pump Station Phase III 
revised to original entry landscaping concept with the 
condition that high Intensity lighting be Included for safety. 
Motion: John KMken 

Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to approve F1re Station #40 Phase III contingent upon 
additional study of location of "SFFD" letters and lighting. 
Motion: John KMken 

Consensus: Unanimous 

5. Motion to approve the Chinatown Branch Library Phase II, III. 
Motion: John KMken 

Consensus: Unanimous 

V. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 pm. 



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Submitted by: 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

C1v1c Design Review Committee Coordinator 
MINUTES. WPS/ 
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Civic Art Coliection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

POI'S Symphony Concerts 

Public Art Program 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY AUGUST 16, 1993 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 

NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at 
all meetings. 

I. Roll Call 



Art Commission Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

415.554.9682 



II. ST. MARY'S SQUARE REHABILITATION 

PHASE II, III 

Brian Gatter Landscape Architecture 

Shannon Maloney, Project Manager, DPW 

III. GOLDEN GATE STABLES 

PHASE I 

Edgar Lopez, Bureau of Architecture 

IV. VEHICLE STAGING AREA/POLICE GROUND TRANSPORTATION UNIT 
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 

PHASE I, II 

Ron Castillo, Project Manager 

V. M LINE MUNI METRO BOARDING ISLAND 

Phase I 

Ken Jew, Project Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau 

Leonard Hunter and Sheila Gh1d1n1, Artists 

VI. PUBLIC BANNER PROGRAM 
PHASE I, II, III 

Koren Chr, Ke1lan1 Tom Design Associates 

VII. VALLE JO-CHURCHILL PARKING GARAGE 

PHASE I 

Philip Sowers, Howard Wong/Bureau of Architecture 

VIII. OLD/NEW BUSINESS 

-F1 llmore/Turk 

IX. ADJOURNMENT 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



Note: For Information related to any of the above matters, please call 
Debra Lehane, C1v1c Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission 
(415) 554-9671 



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COMMISSIONERS 
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Via PlU S I 1)1 N I 

Nancy Beciiii i 
Aris i iols Demetrios 

AlONZO KlNG 

Wiiiis F. Kirk 
RoiitRr F. LaRocca 

GtNNY LlM 

Rai Y. Okamoto 

dodie rosekrans 

Terri Simon 

Liza Zenni 



ex officio members 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 

Library Commission 

Planning Commission 

Recreation & 

Park Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 

CULTURAL AEFAI RS 

Joanne Chow Winsiiii' 



programs 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Aris 

ki Fdik ai ion 

POPS Symphony Concerts 

I'llllllC Altl PROGRAM 



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MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

C IVIC DES I GN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

August 16, 1993 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 



The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 



Commissioners Excused 



I . ROLL 

Commissio n ers Present 
John Kriken 
Robert LaRocca 
Anne Healy 

Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Cultural Affairs 

Jill Manton, Director of Art in Public Places Program 



II. ST. MARY'S SQUARE REHABILITATION 

Brian Gatter, Landscape Architecture/DPW 



PHASE II, III 



The St. Mary's Square Park Rehabili 
the front stairs for accessibility 
is being retained with brick insert 
the concrete pavers. The texture a 
area was discussed. The committee 
changed to a rougher appearance. L 
coping on top was recommended. The 
project to include the Pine and Cal 
like to see the building painted gr 
Ficus pumela should be added to the 
motion was passed which reflected t 
stone, the color green for the buil 
pumela. See Reports and Orders. 



tation project consists of a ramp replacing 
and the addition of a play area. The paving 
s replacing the 2x4 wood insets between 
nd pattern of a flagstone wall in the play 
felt that the wall material should be 
ake Tahoe or Rocky Mountain stones with a 

Recreation and Park Department expanded the 
ifornia Street edges. The committee would 
een. On the California Street facade a 

left hand side of the building facade. A 
he committee's desire to see the change in 
ding structure and the addition of the Ficus 



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Suite 70 

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III. GOLDEN GATE PARK POLICE STABLES 

Edgar Lopez, Bureau of Architecture 



PHASE I 



The Golden Gate Park Police Stables are located in the western end of Golden 
Gate Park next to the polo field. The project consists of replacing a 20 vear 
temporary addition adjacent to the front entrance with a permanent structure in 
materials which match existing materials. The windows on the front side will 
be changed from steel to aluminum. If the project cannot replicate true 
mull ions on the window, then the committee recommends replacing 
with full sheets of glass. The concept of the additions was approved. Colors 
for the windows frames and the window treatments are to be presented to the 
committee at the Phase II review of the project. See Reports and Orders. 



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IV. VEHICLE STAGING AREA/POLICE GROUND TRANSPORT UNIT 
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PHASE I, II 

Gary Hoy, Bureau of Architecture 
Mike Allen, SFIA 

Located at the southern most edge of the Airport property next to a view lot is 
the Vehicle Staging Area. The building will provide a location for the 
required police function of inspecting the cabs and buses which operate at the 
airport. The metal building has a wing like roof which floats above the 
structure. The north elevation is a simple red rectangular box. The garage 
has 3 bavs with light poles sitting on wheel guards. The south elevation has a 
slat screen and a wall marker which screens a generator. The marker has a sign 
identifying the San Francisco International Airport. The committee questioned 
the decorative nature of the light poles and they requested that the airport 
review the need for the marker sign on the building. It was felt that the 
marker element need to be removed from the utilitarian design of the rest of 
the building. The general colors and materials were liked. A motion approving 
Phase I and II was passed with the condition that the East and South elevations 
would receive additional review concerning the lights and the marker sign. See 
Reports and Orders. 

V. M-LINE MUNI METRO BOARDING ISLAND PHASE I 

Ken Jew, Public Utilities Commission 
Leonard Hunter and Sheila Ghidini, Artists 

Jill Manton, Director of the Public Art Program briefly introduced to the 
Commissioners the project and Ken Jew, Project Manager for MUNI. The project 



consists of changing two muni boarding i 



Holloway Avenues to center island boarding platforms which comply with ADA 



requirements. The goal of the project i 



slands on 19th Avenue at Winston and 



s to create a design which will blend 



into the neighborhoods. Community meetings have been held to obtain community 
input and identify their concerns. Artists Leonard Hunter and Sheila Ghidini 
have been given the task of desiqning the canopy and furniture for the 
platform. The artists reviewed the conditions governing the site, including 
traffic and weather patterns. The north/south axis line of the platforms is 
off-center to balance the space needed for waiting passengers versus exiting 
passengers. The canopy has an oscillating pattern which is intended to reflect 
the built environment of the neighborhood. The tile covered benches will be 
combined with planting containers. Gardeners from San Francisco State 
University will maintain the planting and students will service the audio/video 
components of the platform. The Committee liked the asymmetrical placement of 
the roof-line, the interest created by the roof-line and its relationship to 
the community architecture. It was suggested that the artists may want to 
consider additional fins on the wind breaks to help protect passengers from 
winter storms which hit the area with great force. The Commissioners commented 
that it would be important to continue artist involvement in the process 
through the completion of working drawings to ensure the quality and 
effectiveness of the design. The project was complimented for its use of 
artists as designers and the element of partnering with San Francisco State 
University. A motion was passed approving Phase I. See Reports and Orders. 



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VI. PUBLIC BANNER PROGRAM PHASE I, II, III 
Karv Shulman, Grants for the Arts 
Koren Chr, Keilani Tom Design Associates 

Installing and exhibiting banners in the 1) Yerba Buena/Moscone Center; 2) 
Union Square, Powell Street, Gearv Street; and 3) Civic Center/Van Ness Avenue 
areas is a joint project of Grants for the Arts, represented by Kary Shulman, 
and the Convention and Visitors Bureau. The banners would measure 30 x 60 " in 
size and be at a 12-14' height above the ground to allow for truck clearance 
and to avoid vandalism. If possible, the banners on Van Ness will be larger. 
Nylon applique was the proposed material. The scale and massing of the banners 
was discussed. Jill Manton, Director of Public Art suggested that this would 
be a good opportunity to work with city departments who have jurisdiction of 
the poles to change the size regulations to allow for larger banners. She also 
advised Kary Shulman, that the Art Commission has an existing list of artist 
for banner projects which could be a resource to their project. The specific 
area under consideration at this meeting was the Yerba Buena/Moscone Center 
area. A map identifying poles for banner locations was presented by Koren Chr, 
as were photographs which showed the massing of a single banner per pole or 
doubled banners per pole. The committee commented that the area is ideal for 
banners, but the banners would have greater impact if they marked a place, the 
Museum of Modern Art for example. The banners need to work in the context of 
the specific locations which includes relating to the neighborhoods and trees. 
The massing of the color was preferred over a linear approach. It was 
suggested that the first set of banners be installed with temporary materials 
as a pilot program. Once the program has been better defined, permanent 
hardware could then be installed. A phase one approval was given with the 
emphasis that the first series being a pilot program study. See Reports and 
Orders. 

VII. VALLEJO-CHURCHILL PARKING GARAGE PHASE I 

Philip Sowers, Howard Wong/Bureau of Architecture 

Mike Fowler/Tai Associates 

Bill Higgins, Rich Kozono/The Architects Collaborative 



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Mike Fowler of Tai Associates introduced the project concept to the committee. 
The proposed parking garage is located on Vallejo between Stockton and Powell, 
next to the small Churchill alleyway. The site is currently used as a parking 
lot. The project is designed to provide self-serviced parking for 300-330 
cars. The project height had been changed from the original proposed height of 
40' to 65'. The architects had designed the building to avoid mechanical 
ventilation. An attempt to relate the building to the neighborhood was made by 
treating the street level facade in a similar fashion as the neighborhood in 
the lower three stories. The corners have been notched out to step back on the 
mass of the building. Ceramic tile will be used at the base and precast or 
synthetic stucco is being considered for the rest of the structure. The seven 
million dollar project has been the subject of public debate for some time with 
merchants favoring the additional parking and residents resisting. The 
Committee began its discussion by asking questions concerning the choice of a 
garage site which is across the street from the Central Police Station/Garage, 
an existing garage, and the programming which dictated the mass. The 
architects informed the committee that unless the building exceeds 40 feet, 



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VII. VALLEJO-CHURCHILL PARKING GARAGE CONT . 

the amount of parking provided bv the current lot is not increased. The 
committee commented that from a purely professional Civic Design perspective, 
it can not support the 65 ' height of the building as proposed in the context 
of the Valle.jo Street neighborhood. The Committee felt that the problem with 
the mass of the building is of such magnitude that the programming should be 
revisited to reduce the bulk of the building. The Committee suggested 
reviewing the building program and proposed operations to allow for maximum 
parking in a minumum of space, i.e. mechanical elevators, valet parking, etc. 
The Civic Design Review Committee would like the opportunity to discuss its 
position with the Parking Authority and to work with them in solving this urban 
design problem. There was no motion. 

VI I I. STAFF REPORT 

TURK-FILLMORE BUILDING: Director Joanne Chow Winship advised the committee 
that it was in the Commission's best interest at this time to seek a long term 
lease arrangement for the Turk-Fi 1 lmore building. The Commissioners had no 
objections. 

IX. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve St. Mary's Square Rehabilitation 
Phase II, III contingent on 1) the change of the stone 
wall material; 2) all painted surfaces of the building on 
Pine and California will be painted Rec/Park green; 3) a 
Ficus pumela will be added to the California Street Elevation. 
Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve the Golden Gate Park Police Stables Phase I. 
Motion: John Kriken 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve the Vehicle Staging Area/Police Ground 
Transport Unit at the San Francisco International Airport, 
Phase I, II contingent upon review of East and South 
Elevations concerning light poles and marker sign. 
Motion: John Kriken 

Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to approve M Line Muni Metro Boarding Island Phase I. 
Motion: Anne Healv 

Consensus: Unanimous 

5. Motion to approve the Public Banner Program Phase I. 
Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

X. ADJOURNMENT 
The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 pm. 



Submitted by: 



Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



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MAYOR 
FRANK M. JolUlAN 

COMMISSIONERS 
Anni Heaiy 

PKtilOtNT 

John Kriken 
Vict P r i s i in N T 

Nancy BlCH i i i 

Arisiie)es Demi ihicis 

Alon^o King 

Wiiiis F. Kirk 

Robert F. LaRocca 

Genny Lim 

Rai Y. Okamoto 

Dodie Rosekrans 

Terri Simon 

Ll/M ZlNNI 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 

Lirrary Commission 

Planning Commission 

RECRtAllON & 

Park Commission 



CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
SPECIAL TOUR WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 1993 

2:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 



I. JC DECAUX PUBLIC TOILET/KIOSK PROJECT 

TOUR OF FOUR LOCATIONS TO VIEW PUBLIC KIOSK 
Locations: 

A. CALIFORNIA AND MONTGOMERY 

B. POWELL AND MARKET 

C. VAN NESS AND GROVE 

D. CASTRO AND MARKET 

A bus will be provided by JCDecaux. To reserve a seat please contact 
Debra Lehane at the San Francisco Art Commission 252-2593 by 2 PM on 
Tuesday August 31, 1993. 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 

Ioanne Chow Winsiiu' 



programs 

Civic Art Coliection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

POPS Symphony Conceris 

Puhi ic Art Program 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415 252 2581 



Art Commission Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

415.554.9682 




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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

•Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Refmbilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue. San Franeisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Traias-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 
, one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals widi severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist die city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upoi 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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FRANK M Jordan 



SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 1993 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 



COMMISSIONERS 

Anne Heaiy 
P re s i r> t N 1 

)ohn kriken 
Vice President 

Nancy Bechtle 

Aristides Demetrius 

Alonzo King 

Willis F. Kirk 

Robert F. LaRocca 

Genny Lim 

Rai Y. Okamoto 

Dodie Rosekrans 

Tlrri Simon 

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NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public mav address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at 
all meetings. 

I. Roll Call 

II. VEHICLE STAGING AREA/POLICE GROUND TRANSPORTATION UNIT 
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 

INTERIM REVIEW 

Ron Castillo, Project Manaqer 

Gary Hoy, Bureau of Architecture 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 

Library Commission 

Planning Commission 

Recreation & 

Park Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 

Ioanne Chow Winship 



programs 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

POPS Symphony Concern 

Public Art Program 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



Art Commission Galilry 

155 Grovl Stiuei 

415.554.9682 




~ity and County of 
San Francisco 






III. FIREH0USE N0.2/SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 

PHASE III 

Goqo Heinrich, Project Manager 

IV. MISSION BRANCH LIBRARY RENOVATION 

PHASE I 

Victor Talatala, Bureau of Architecture 

V. CITY HALL SEISMIC UPGRADE 

PHASE I 

Tom Thornton, Tony Irons/Bureau of Architecture 

VI. GOLDEN GATE PARK CAROUSEL 

Color selection 

Joanne Wilson, Recreation and Park Department 

Donna Ernstson, Friends of Recreation and Parks, Inc. 

VII. MARKET STREET BANNER PROGRAM 

Staff Report and Recommendation 
Eleanor Beaton 

VIII. FIRESTATION NO. 24 

PHASE II 

Philip Sowers, Oscar Recinos/Bureau of Architecture 

IX. FIRESTATION NO. 44 

PHASE II 

Philip Sowers, Irene Wonq/Bureau of Architecture 

X. VALLEJO-CHURCHILL PARKING GARAGE 

PHASE I 

Kevin Haqarty, Parkinq Authority 

Tai Associates and The Architects Collaborative 

Philip Sowers, Howard Wonq/Bureau of Architecture 



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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbs ide parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotiine at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available unon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible 



MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

September 18, 1993 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 



I . ROLL 

Commissioner s Present Commissioners Excused 

John Kriken 

Robert LaRocca (arrived 3:20 pm) 

Anne Healy 

Staff Presen t 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Cultural Affairs 



II. VEHICLE STAGING AREA/POLICE GROUND TRANSPORT UNIT 

$ SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INTERIM REVIEW 

Gary Hoy, Bureau of Architecture 
Ron Castillo, Project Manager 

Solutions to specific design elements which were identified as unresolved from 
the Phase I review were presented to the Committee by Gary Hoy. The light 
poles are replaced with a standard light fixture which provides a top and 
bottom vertical light next to the garage door entrances. The Committee felt 
that the lighting was in the spirit of a building of this type. The screen 
fence was discussed. The originally designed fence, without the stepped 
feature and without the airport sign was preferred. Chain link material will 
be behind the tubular rectangular grid. A trumpet vine will be planted to grow 
over the fence. There was no motion. 

III. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FIREHOUSE # 2 PHASE III 

Gogo Heinrich, Jamie Baer/Project Management 

Since last reviewed by the Committee, the truss form has flattened and the 
window pattern has changed. The silver details have been eliminated due to FHA 
,,r rTgulations. Jamie Baer indicated that the project designers are proposing a 
change in material textures as a response to the Committee's instructions to 
study the contrast created by the striping. The building will be seen from a 
distance of a half a mile. See Reports and Orders. 

IV. MISSION BRANCH LIBRARY RENOVATION PHASE I 

Victor Talatala/Bureau of Architecture 

The Mission Branch Library is located on 24th Street between Mission and 
Valencia Streets with Bartlett Street and Orange Alley 



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IV. MISSION BRANCH LIBRARY CON J . 

as the cross streets. The project consists of remodeling the interior space 
accommodate changes in proqraminq and adding a new addition to the rear of the 
building which will include restrooms, additional offices, a mechanical 
equipment room, an elevator, an interior stairwell from the second floor and an 
emerqencv stairwell exit from the third floor. The programing changes would 
change the orientation of the building entrance to the side door on Bartlett 
Street. The Committee requested that the next presentation include studies 
regarding the changes in the interior spaces which led to the change in 
entrances, rationale on how the space is zoned and where the control points 
would be. The goal of the Committee is to understand how the new entrance 
would work as the main entrance and the design approach to the change. The 
design approach for the treatment of the end walls of the addition also needs 
to be developed and explained. There was no motion. 

V. GOLDEN GATE PARK CAROUSEL 

Howard Wong/Bureau of Architecture 

The Recreation and Park Commission has been offered a gift of time and 
materials though San Francisco Beautiful and the Hyatt to refurbish the Golden 
Gate Park Carousel building. Three color studies were presented by Howard 
Wong, two with a lavender dome and one with a green dome, representing two 
conceptual approaches to the building color. The Committee preferred the 
concept of making the building bright and sparkling, as opposed to making the 
building blend into the surrounding area. Instructions were given to Mr. Wong 
to make the color of the dome contrast from the steps of the roof. The steps 
of the roof should be defined. The lower portion of the building should be "^| 
used as a frame with darker colors on the grill and neutral colors on the 
columns. New color studies will be presented to the Committee prior to the 
October 4th full commission meeting so that a motion can be passed at that 
meeting. 

VI. MARKET STREET BANNER PROGRAM 

Eleanor Beaton, Public Art Program 

Ms. Beaton reported to the Committee progress of her research concerning the 
size and placement of banners on Market Street. The maximum size of the 
banners could be 90 ", but due to restrictions on some poles, it was not 
possible to place the banners uniformly at the corner locations. The 
intersections are inconsistent. It was the consensus of the Committee that 
corner locations were preferred with the scale of the larger banners. Symmetry 
was not critical and the Committee liked the idea of "playing with the jazzy 
rhythm of Market Street" in the placement of the banners. The Committee 
requested that a map be prepared that would identify the poles for the 90" 
banner locations and the intersections. There was no motion. 

VII. VALLEJO-CHURCHILL PARKING GARAGE PHASE I 

Philip Sowers, Howard Wong/Bureau of Architecture 
Mike Fowler/Tai Associates 

Bill Higgins, Rich Kozono/The Architects Collaborative 
Kevin Hagarty/Parking Authority 



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VII. VALLEJO-CHURCHILL PARKING GARAGE CONT. 

Kevin Hagarty began the presentation with a review of the Parking Authority's 
efforts to provide more parking for the North Beach/Chinatown areas which has 
been identified as having the greatest need for parking in the City. Site 
location was difficult. The site across from the Central Police Station was 
acquired last June and is located on Vallejo at Churchill between Powell and 
Stockton. The proposed garage lot is 137' x 137' composed of two lots: one 
which currently serves as a parking lot and one as a garage. Different 
programming options were explored. A stacked lot is expensive and labor 
intensive. The concern with mechanical parking was that traffic would back up 
on the street waiting to enter the garage. The goal of the project is to 
provide off street parking for 330 cars. A self parking garage with reasonable 
rates was determined by staff as the best method to remove cars from the street 
as quickly as possible. Concerns of residents and merchants collected in 
neighborhood meetings have been incorporated into the design. The cost of 
building below ground is 1-1/2 to 2 times the cost of building above ground. 

Committee Chair, John Kriken, explained that the Committee discussed issues at 
its last meeting which are under the purview of the Planning Department, i.e. 
height and zoning. Mr. Kriken stated that the Civic Design Review Committee is 
concerned with how the building fits into the environment and compatibility 
with the neighborhood. At the request of the Civic Design Committee, an 
informal meeting was held by Mr. Kriken with the Parking Authority including 
Kevin Hagarty and Parking Commission President, John Molinari, the architects 
and Art Commission Staff, to discuss the project. Design issues such as 
streetscape, openings in the building, the reveal of the slope floor, how the 
facade wraps the building and issues concerning height were discussed at the 
informal meeting. The possible removal of the trellis to reduce scale was 
discussed as was the Parking Authority's concern for the requirement to include 
'commercial space. 

Gerald Green, Planner III, of the Planning Department was requested to review 
the Planning Department's roll and process with the project. Mr. Green is 
coordinating the review of the project for the Planning Department. The 
Negative Declaration filed in 1987 to allow the purchase of the property will 
require updating. Toxic issues with the property and some traffic information 
will require review. To date, the Planning Department has not received an 
application for review. The proposed 65' height is part of the project 
description described in the Negative Declaration, but with the notation that 
it would require application for an amendment to the map to re-zone for the 
65'height, a change from the current allowance of 40'. Conditional use review 
will also be required. Final approval for conditional use is subject to 
approval by the Board of Supervisors. As part of its review, Planning will 
consider design, scale of the building and compatibility with neighboring 
bui ldings. 

Michael Fowler of Tai Associates and Rich Kozono presented the garage design 
with changes which had been incorporated from the informal discussion. Design 
*eTements which address the height of the building consist of the use of bay 
windows and notched 
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the adjacent buildings. Changes in materials and colors are intended to give 
the appearance of a reduced mass. Tile/stone would be used next to the 
sidewalk to create a heavier feeling at the base. Design elements which are to 
address compatibility include efforts to make the silhouette harmonious with 
the existing buildings. To create extensions, the vocabulary of existing 
buildings have been used. The trellis which had been created to meet the 
Planning code requirement for screening of the rooftop parking has been 
eliminated. Other design features include a glass bay for the elevator. The 
elevator has a glass back for view and safety. All sloped ramps are hidden 
behind spandrels. The punched window aesthetics wraps around the Churchill 
Street facade. The colors and materials used predominate in the neighborhood. 
The darkest colors are at the lowest portions of the building with a lighter 
feel as the building rises. Awnings at the street level are intended to 
enhance the pedestrian scale of the building. Storefront window^ would provide^ 
display areas for community, but would not contain real commercial spaces. At 
this time the architects are trying to set a direction which can be approved by 
Civic Design. The design will return to the Art Commission for further review 
after the Planning Department has commented. 

Before public comment was invited, the Committee members briefly discussed 
questions concerning: 1) the feasibility of Planning allowing the removal of 
the trellis, 2) buildings that have successfully used the play of light and 
dark, 3) the architects willingness to study alternative color schemes, 4) thp 
shaft of glass for the elevator tower being out of scale and out of context, ^L 
and 5) the perceived element of safety in an elevator with visibility. 

PUBLIC COMMENT 

I.C. Donnelly is disturbed that the proposed height is almost twice the 40' 

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Bob Tibbets , President of the Telegraph Hill Dwellers discussed efforts of the 
community to protect views and to maintain a 40' valley between Russian and 
Telegraph Hills. Mr. Tibbets questioned the actual demand for parking and 
wants the Parking Authority to justify the cost. He closed with a reminder of 
the goal of Prop M which supports maintaining neighborhood character. 

John Barbey , SF League of Neighborhoods. Supports the Russian and Telegraph 
Hill Dwellers and their desire to see a part of the garage built underground. 

Jonee Levy objects to a 65' high building. She would like to see the garage go 
underground. She has also requested a shadow study, which has not been 
performed for the project. 

Herb Kosovitz is of the opinion that a building of this bulk cannot fit into 
the streetscape. He also objects to the appearance of the building mimicking a 
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VII. VALLEJO-CHURCHILL GARAGE CONT. 

Patricia Cadv suggested that there is an underutilized garage at Sansome and 
Vallejo and that the architectural drawings are misleading and non-reflective 
of the true character of the neighborhood. 



George Nielson . North Beach Neighbors, requested that the 40' height be 
maintained. He fears that this project will promote heights in excess of 40' 
for future developments. He believes that the architects had made sincere 
efforts to reduce the mass. 

Kevin Hagarty responded to some comments made by the public. The architects 
have received the shadow request, but were waiting until a design had been 
approved for testing. Commissioner Healy felt there was sufficient design to 
merit study of shadows at a 65' height. Priority is being given to transient 
use. If there is adequate space, monthly parking will be offered. 

Review of the project returned to the members of the Committee. The Committee 
needs to be convinced that the building is the lowest possible height. The 
design of this building is wedded to its function and the Committee is 
requesting that the research which supports the Parking Authority's conclusions 
regarding the rigid programming be presented to substantiate programming 
decisions. 

Commission LaRocca provided the following comments concerning the garage 
design: 

1. The elevator tower has a commercial attitude where half of the garage has a 
residential design. He would like the design to be either commercial or 
residential . 

2. He liked the tile at the base or a brick base like at Jackson Square or 
similar to the brick on the corner building. 

3. He could not support the concept of a fake storefront. 

4. Remove the trellis from the roof and use brick color or interlocking tile 
as design element. 

5. Merchant parking could occur on a lower level. He would still like to see 
the economics of the 1-2 levels below ground. This merits further evaluation. 

6. There is a problem with the side elevation which needs more color and a 
break at the watermark. 

Other comments by the Committee included: The need to push down the height and 
mass of the building. If a ventilation system has already been designed into 
the project, additional cost is already included within the project. The 
column in space is a problem. The Bush/Polk garage is more successful. The 
elevator column comes from outside the city vernacular. The peaked roof is out 
of context. The elevator column should reflect the other bays. The question 
of the glass elevator actually providing safety or whether it is a perceived 
defensible space is questionable. A design whereby the lower zone relates to 
the streetscape with the design of the upper portion being a functional parking 
structure should be considered. The garage needs to be an integrated design to 
satisfy urban design goals and to create a stronger building. There was no 
motion. 



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VIII. FIRESTATION NO. 24 PHASE II 

Philip Sowers, Oscar Recinos/Bureau of Architecture 

Philip Sowers presented a new model of Fi restation No. 24, with a simplified 
addition which emphasize the vertical elements. The 

VIII. FIRESTATION NO. 24 CONT. 

Committee complimented the design as simple and functional and immediately 
passed a motion approving phase II design. See Reports and Orders. 

IX. FIRESTATION NO. 44 PHASE II 
Philip Sowers, Irene Wong/Bureau of Architecture 

A new model of Fi Testation No. 44 was presented which identified changes in the 
design of the new addition. The design was geared to the smaller neighboring 
buildings with an effort to relate the addition to the massing and style of the 
neighborhood. The Committee instructed the architects to change the retaining 
wall planter to a bollard and change the cantl levered cover over the door to a 
rectangular shape which should project from the original building over the 
door. They like the material of the wall adjacent to the door being a 
different texture or material from the rest of the building. The Committee 
would like to see a sample of a ceramic tile in a higher color value. A motion 
was passed with contingencies. See Reports and Orders. 

X. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve SFIA Fi rehouse #2 Phase III. 
Motion: Bob LaRoccca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve Fire Station #24 Phase II. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve Fire Station # 44 Phase II contingent 
upon redesign of canopy and approval of ceramic tile sample. 
Motion: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 



X. ADJOURNMENT 
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Community Arts AGENDA 

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POPS Symphony Concerts 

public art program NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
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I. Roll Call 



Art Commission Gallery II. CITY HALL SEISMIC UPGRADE 

155 Grove Street pHASE j jj 



415.554.9682 



Tom Thornton, Tony Irons/Bureau of Architecture 

III. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH HEADQUARTERS SEISMIC UPGRADE 

INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION 

Tom Thornton, Stanley So/Bureau of Architecture 

IV. MISSION BRANCH LIBRARY RENOVATION 

PHASE I 

Cathy Bremer/San Francisco Public Library 

Victor Talatala, Glen Hunt/ Bureau of Architecture 

V. GOLDEN GATE PARK POLICE STABLES 

Phase II, III 

Edgar Lopez, Gary Hoy/Bureau of Architecture 

VI. PUBLIC TOILETTE PROJECT 

Phase II 

Jean-Francois Decaux/JC Decaux 

Vit Troyan/Department of Public Works 

VII. OLD/NEW BUSINESS 

VIII. ADJOURNMENT 




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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

'Pursuant lo City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasotiable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings arc held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 

available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 4L* 

. one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
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Art Commission Gallery 
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Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 
Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Cultural Affairs 



II. CITY HALL SEISMIC UPGRADE 

Tony Irons, Bureau of Architecture 



PHASE I 



Tony Irons of the Bureau of Architecture reviewed for the Committee the seismic 
work which will upgrade the 1915 City Hall, designed by Blakewell and Brown. 
The chosen method of upgrade is to install base isolators. Base isolators are 
the least expensive alternative and will not require removal of wall materials. 
The goal is to make the building act as a single unit during seismic activity. 
A moat, which allows the building to move, will encircle the building. 

Major impacts to the building, due to the upgrade and new moat, occur at the 
Grove and McAllister Street entries. The installation of the base isolators 
will cause the basement floor to be raised 30 ". This will eliminate a 30" 
**tl*ansom over the Grove and McAllister Street entries and will change the 
proportions of the building. Grove Street will also lose a set of stairs and a 
walkway will be added for accessibility. Some windows will be lost in the 
lightwells due to the addition of shear walls. A 4 ' reveal will identify the 
location of windows which are blocked by the new wall. The seismic mote which 
follows the contour of the building will be covered with steel-backed granite. 
The Committee requested Mr. Irons to review with the Committee the rail should 
it be required around the mote and that the Committee is interested in 
reviewing landscape plans. The project was recommended for Phase I and II 
approval. See Reports and Orders. 



III. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 101 GROVE 

Stanley So, Bureau of Architecture 



INFORMATIONAL 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



Similiar to City Hall, the Department of Public Health building has been 
scheduled for seismic upgrading. Three methods were reviewed and considered 
for the building: base isolators, steel braced frames, and Gunite shear wall. 
The 101 Grove building is actually two buildings and this affected the choice 
of seismic work. Also, the additional moat, required with base isolators, 



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would impact the Art Commission Gallery. The chosen method for upgrade is the 
Gunite shear wall scheme which will have no impact on the exterior. The Gunite 
method retains the building's historic elements and disturbs the building as 
little as possible. The Commissioners thanked Mr. So for the presentation. 

IV. MISSION BRANCH LIBRARY RENOVATION PHASE I 

Victor Talatala, Glen Hunt/Bureau of Architecture 
Neel Parikh/San Francisco Public Library 

Vic Talatala introduced the Mission Branch library renovation. The Mission 
Branch library was designed by Albert Lansberg and built in 1915. Albert 
Lansberg also designed the Chinatown Branch library, recently reviewed by the 
Commission. Neel Parikh, Chief of Branches for the Library reviewed the 
program which had been developed for the Mission Library. The project has two 
funding sources, a federal grant and bond funds. As a library, the building is 
inefficient. The Mission Branch Library is the 3rd busiest branch with the 
focal point being the Spanish speaking community. To develop the programming 
for the library, the Library partnered with community agencies. This has 
increased the library's activity by 30%. One need identified by Community 
participation was the need for a computer room in lieu of a community meeting 
space. The only way the Library could increase space and fulfill the 
programming needs was to eliminate the main staircase and to change the entry 
to Barlett Street. Glen Hunt of the Bureau of Architecture reviewed the 
development of the project through schematics and explained how the design 
evolved into the current proposal. For structural reasons, the addition to the 
building will be concrete. The concrete will be a color to match one of the 
light colors of bricks. The Committee felt that the geometric forms which 
embellish the addition had a post-modern look. The Committee instructions were 
to keep the treatment of the addition quiet without detracting from the 
existing well-proportioned building. The gates could provide the finishing 
touches for the building. The Committee recommended a Phase I approval with 
the request that the entrance be discussed further at the Phase II review. See 
Report and Orders. 



V. GOLDEN GATE PARK POLICE STABl ES PHASE II 

Gary Hoy, Edgar Lopez/Bureau of Architecture 

The main item of discussion with project architects Gary Hoy and Edgar Lopez 
was the design and color of the window treatment. Because of the climate, 
aluminum windows will be installed on the 375 square foot addition. The dark 
forest green muttons will be on the interior and exterior of the windows. 
Concerns were raised about the color palette for the building. Colors appeared 
to be different from the photographed images. Mr. Lopez assured the Committee 
that the contractor will be given instructions to match existing colors of the 
building. The Committee recommended phase II approval. See Reports and 
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VI. PUBLIC TOILET PROJECT PHASE II 

Jean Francios Decaux/JC Decaux 
Vit Troyan/Department of Public Works 

r<rt Commission staff person, Debra Lehane, advised the Commissioners, sponsors 
and general public that a Preliminary Negative Declaration is in process which 
is reviewing the Public Toilet Project. Until the Negative Declaration is 
completed, any discussion of the Public Toilet Project is preliminary and 
decisions reached during this meeting are subject to change pending new 
information which may be provided in the Negative Declaration findings. Vit 
Troyan reviewed the Public Toilet Project and its progress for the Committee. 
He then introduced Jean Francois Decaux who presented drawings of the newsstand 
kiosk which has been modified to be accessible to the physically challenged. 
The depth of the door for the newsstand kiosk has been increased by 4 ". This 
change allows wheelchair access for a potential newsstand vendor. Mr. Decaux 
then introduced Kathy Merrill of Merrill and Associates who presented a slide 
presentation of proposed kiosk/toilet locations and discussed the proposed 
style placements and colors. Also discussed were the placement parameters and 
considerations. JCDecaux proposed deep blue toilets for the city. It was 
reported that the Port Commission had decided on green toilets and kiosks for 
Port property installations. The Heritage style kiosk was proposed in bronze 
for Market Street. The Pillar style kiosk in blue was proposed for all other 
locations in the city except for two Norman Foster style kiosks in aluminum for 
Yerba Buena. The Commissioners requested that language be added to the criteria 
which protects existing public artworks from having kiosks or toilets located 
too near them or placed in competition with viewing of such works of art. Some 
general siting proposals and conditions were reviewed with the Commissioners. 
Both Commissioner Kriken and Healy expressed concerns relating to safety, 
effects of illuminations and appropriateness of kiosks in the traffic medians. 
It was also questioned as to how may locations required changes to the street 
in order to allow the placement of a kiosk or toilet. Regarding the draft 
guidelines, the distance of kiosks or toilets from street artists was changed 
from 5' to 12'. 

PUBLIC TESTIMONY: 

Walter Park : Mr. Park is with the Center for Independent Housing Services and 
spoke in favor of the final design of the newsstand kiosk. 

August Longo : Mr. Longo, with Disability Advocacy and Self Help, found the 
newsstand kiosk to be totally acceptable. 

Richard Winnie : Mr. Winnie identified himself as the lawyer for Gannett. He 
felt that major questions still exist. He suggested that the Art Commission 
require a letter from the City's Accessibility Coordinator to insure that the 
newsstand meets code. He expressed concerns about the proposed locations and 
that he believed that some of the existing sidewalk locations would not accept 
kiosks/toilets. He indicated that the Preliminary Negative Declaration does 
not address the impact of the size of the advertising nor the cumulative effect 
of the kiosks at night on Market Street. He urged the Committee to delay any 
further decisions until this information had been provided. 



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John Barbey : Mr. Barbey, as Secretary for the San Francisco League of 
Neighborhoods, presented a letter addressed to Supervisor Leal and expressed 
support for the Decaux Project. 

Discussion about style and color among the Commissioners determined their 
preference for green as the color for all pieces of the street furniture. The 
Norman Foster style kiosk for Yerba Buena was rejected and replaced with the 
Pillar style kiosk. Kiosks on Market Street will be Heritage in green and 
kiosks distributed throughout the city will be the Pillar in green. 

It was also discussed that the location guidelines need to be developed further 
with input from other commissions and departments. A preliminary Phase II 
approval was recommended for the style and color of the toilet/kiosks. No 
approval was recommended for the guidelines or locations. See Reports and 
Orders. 

VII. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve City Hall Seismic Upgrade Phase I, II. 
Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve Mission Branch Library Phase I. 
Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve Golden Gate Park Police Stables Phase II. 
Motion: John Kriken 

w Consensus: Unanimous 

J 4. Motion to grant preliminary approval to design and color of kiosks and 

toilets for the Public Toilet Project Phase II. 

Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

VI I I. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 pm. 



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COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
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AGENDA 

NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at 
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Art Commission Gallery 

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I. Roll Call 

II. NEW RICHMOND COMMUNITY CENTER PHASE I 

Bob Marquis, Hal Brandes, James Monday/ Marquis Assoc. 
Bob Nist/Bureau of Architecture 
Tim Li 1 lyquist/Recreation and Park Department 



III. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 

LONG TERM PARKING LOT ILLUMINATED SIGN 

Koorosh Hariri/San Francisco International Airport 



PHASE I, II, III 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



IV. SIXTH STREET SOUTH OF MARKET BANNER PROJECT PHASE I, II, III 
Michael Kaplan/Redevelopment Agencv 

Henry Perez/Sixth Street Merchants and Residents Association 
Lisa Siewart/EBA School of Art 
Raymond Colmenar/South of Market Problem Solving Council 

V. TRANSBAY ACCESSIBILITY IMPROVEMENTS 
Informational Presentation 

John Katz, Project Planner and Don Chee Project Manager 
Utilities Engineering Bureau (UEB) 

VI. PUBLIC TOILET PROJECT PLACEMENT CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES DISCUSSION 
Vitaly Troyan, Jake Szeto/Department of Public Works 
Jean-Francois Nion/JCDecaux 

VII. PUBLIC TOILET PROJECT-TOILET PLACEMENT 
DISCUSSION ONLY 
CIVIC CENTER AND JUSTIN HERMAN PLAZA 

Mike Mori in/Recreation and Park Department 

VIII. OLD/NEW BUSINESS 

-Public Banner Program-Discussion and Review 
-1994 Calendar of Meetings 
-Review of Submission Requirements for Civic Design Review 

IX. ADJOURNMENT 



Note: For information related to anv of the above matters, please call 
Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, ban Francisco Art Commission 
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A CCESSIBILITY INFORM A TION fi 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

lull Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70. basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related fl 

disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
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Anne Healy 



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Art Commission Gallery 
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Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Cultural Affairs 

II. NEW RICHMOND COMMUNITY CENTER PHASE I 

Bob Marquis, Hal Brandes, James Monday/Marquis Assoc. 
Bob Nist/Bureau of Architecture 
Jacque Keller 
Tim Li 1 lyquist/Recreation and Park Department 

Architect Bob Marquis acquainted the Committee with the proposed design for the 
New Richmond Community Center located at 251-1 8th Avenue. The program 
identified for the center is similar to the program created for the 6th and 
Folsom Recreation Center. Since the community has existing tennis courts and 
play areas, the center will address two new needs - a gymnasium and a community 
meeting room. The adjacent parking lot is intended for use by the elderly and 
staff of the center. The center can be entered from either 18th or 19th Avenue 
through a landscaped park area running the length of the lot from 18th to 19th 
Avenues adjacent to the building on the south side of the project. Jacque 
Keller of Keller Mitchell Caronna, Landscape Architects discussed the landscape 
plan which uses octagon shapes, a familiar and very important symbol to the 
residents of the Richmond area. The radiating pavement from the main entrance 
door creates a "doormat" for the building. Within the landscape design, 
placement of poetry on bronze plaques in the paving and/or on boulders has been 
identified as a potential element of the Public Art Program. Plant material 
chosen for the area consists of lacy deciduous trees. Safety has been 
addressed by maintaining the line of vision from the office to the street and 
from the front door to the opposite street. Artist Seyed Alavi, selected 
through the Public Art Program to work with the Landscape Architect, was asked 
to speak about the 1 art element. He indicated that the project goal is to 
create an aesthetic experience integrated into the overall design. Poetry and 
gardens have worked together for many years. The design works with the 
philosophy of feng shui. The radiating pattern from the central doorway paving 
represents the community as the center. The paths are curved to provide 
diverse spaces. The octagon used in the Richmond Center project is a poetic 
gesture of the feng shui octagon. Russian and Asian poetry and poems by 
and county of children are being considered for the project as a representation of the 

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II. NEW RICHMOND COMMUNITY CENTER (CONT.) 

Richmond Community. Questions concerning the use of specific materials will be 
addressed during the next phase review. The Committee recommended that the 
18th Avenue entrance be developed to accentuate a gateway or entry to the 
location. Articulation between the parking and the lawn should occur to create 
a feeling of a mini park. The Committee recommended approval of Phase I. See 
Reports and Orders. 

III. SIXTH STREET SOUTH OF MARKET BANNER PROJECT PHASE I, II, III 
Michael Kaplan/ Redevelopment Agency 
Paul Lord/Planning Department 
Lisa Siewart/EBA School of Art 

Michael Kaplan of the Redevelopment Agency introduced the Sixth Street 
Redevelopment Project. Street improvements will be located between Market and 
Harrison. The area between Market and Howard has been identified as an area 
for the installation of banners. The banner project was created by the 
community which consists of the Sixth Street Merchants and Residents 
Association. The merchants feel that banners would uplift the spirit of the 
area residents. Twenty five light poles have been identified for the banner 
project. Mr. Kaplan introduced Lisa Siewart of the EBA School of Art. The 
Redevelopment Agency is contracting with the EBA School of Art to oversee the 
banner project. It is proposed that staff of the EBA School will work with 
local artists to create 10 different banner designs. The teachers will 
volunteer their time, the artists will be paid for their contribution. The 
banners are proposed to be 2 feet wide by 10 feet high and placed at the 
required PUC height of 13 feet above the ground. The banners, made of a 
material called ultra-fab, are intended to be installed for 5-7 years. The 
Committee began by discussing the proposed intent of the project. The 
Committee expressed concern about the lack of an overall plan to identify 
appropriate locations and purposes for the use of banners on a city wide basis. 
It was decided that the Art Commission should contact the City Planning 
Department to discuss the need for a study which would identify the general 
philosophy of banners, when and where banners should be installed, what their 
purpose should be, and what type of street typography would accommodate the 
installation of banners. The study would result in a set of guidelines which 
identifies the general purpose for banners and criteria for locations. Further 
review of the project was delayed for two months. During this time the banner 
guidelines would be developed. There was no action taken. 

IV. TRANSBAY ACCESSIBILITY IMPROVEMENTS INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION 
John Katz, Project Planner Utilities Engineering Bureau (UEB) 

John Katz of the Utilities Engineering Bureau presented drawings of a boarding 
platform located adjacent to the Transbay Terminal. An aerial view of the 
Transbay Terminal 'showed the location of the platform in relation to the 
Terminal building. The boarding platform has been designed to meet American 
Disabilities Act requirements for access to the Muni F-Line. The Committee 
commented that the design was simple, consistent with the Muni projects, and 
appropriately "low key" in its design approach. No action was required. 



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V. PUBLIC TOILET PROJECT PHASE II 

Jean Francios Nion/JC Decaux 
Vitaly Troyan/Department of Public Works 

As requested by the Civic Design Review Committee at its last meeting, the 
Department of Public Works, in conjunction with other city agencies and 
departments, has drafted a set of placement guidelines and criteria for the 
placement of public toilets and public service kiosks. The third draft of the 
public service kiosks guidelines was reviewed by Vitaly Troyan of the 
Department of Public Works. Comments from the Committee was requested. The 
guidelines propose the formation of an interdepartmental hearing committee 
composed of representatives from DPW, City Planning and the Art Commission. 
The hearing committee would review kiosk and toilet locations which fall 
outside of the guideline criteria. Whether or not specific locations would or 
should be referred back to specific commissions for additional comment was 
discussed. Under section II, Placement Guidelines, appropriateness of kiosks 
in the street medians continued to be questioned by the Committee. Also 
discussed was the opportunity presented by the project to adjust or fine tune 
the distribution and locations of existing newsstand kiosks. The proposed 
minimum distance of 150' between kiosks on Market Street as a guideline 
criteria was discussed. The Committee suggested that random placement of 
kiosks in the cityscape so that the kiosks appear to be unpredictable in its 
role was preferred over an even, predictable pattern for Market Street. Debra 
Lehane was instructed to request of JCDecaux a large map with a transparent 
overlay of the three different pieces of street furniture identified with small 
dots. There was no action taken since this was a discussion item only. 

VI. OLD/NEW BUSINESS 

PUBLIC BANNER PROJECT 

-Keilani Tom presented maps of the Civic Center Area which marked 125 
poles as potential locations for banners in the Civic Center. Local art 
organizations will install banners on poles adjacent to their locations. 
Generic banners will fill the remaining light poles. The proposed design 
and its relationship in scale to the light pole was presented. The banner 
size for the Civic Center is proposed to be 30" wide by 94" high. The 
Committee informed Ms. Tom of their desire to have a city wide plan for 
banners and that until the study has been conducted by City Planning as 
discussed with the Redevelopment Agency during the Sixth Street Banner 
Project presentation, no approval will be given for banner projects or 
programs. 

STAFF REPORTS 

-1994 Calendar of Civic Design Meetings: A draft of proposed meetings for 

1994 was reviewed by the Committee. The calendar will be distributed to 

departments dt the beginning of the year. 

- Review of Submission Requirements for Civic Design Review: Discussion 

included suggested changes and statements which will be incorporated into 

a rewrite of the Submission Requirements. Debra Lehane will draft the 

guidelines for review by the Committee. 



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VII. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve New Richmond Community Center Phase I. 
Motion: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VI I I. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:20 pm. 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY DECEMBER 20, 1993 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 

NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at 
all meetings. For information related to any of the following matters, 
please call Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art 
Commission (415) 252-2593. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; 
PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 

I. Roll Call 



II. AIDS MEMORIAL GROVE/de LAVEAGO DELL 
GOLDEN GATE PARK 

Kerry Katharine Enrlght, Director/Aids Memorial Grove 

III. ENCROACHMENT PERMIT: 770 NORTHPOINT CLOCK 

Jules Barsottl 

IV. ENCROACHMENT PERMIT: COHEN ALLEY GATE 

Laurie Lazaer, Co-Di rector/509 Cultural Center 

V. FIFTH AND MARKET FLOWER STAND DESIGN DISCUSSION 

Robert Toscher David Kumpler, Barbara Abraham 



PHASE I 

PHASE I, II, III 
PHASE I, II, III 



VI. 19TH AVENUE TRANSIT SHELTERS 

Ken Jew, Public Utilities Bureau 

VII. BUILDING FOR NEW CHINATOWN CULTURAL PARK 

Andy Maloney and Robert Nist/Bureau of Architecture 

VIII. GOLDEN GATE STABLES 

Edgar Lopez, Gary Hoy/Bureau of Architecture 

IX. VEHICLE STAGING AREA/ GROUND TRANSPORT UNIT 
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 

Ron Castillo, Project Manager/SFIA 
Gary Hoy/Bureau of Architecture 

X. MATERIALS TESTING LAB REHABILITATION 

Gary Hoy/Bureau of Architecture 



PHASE II, III 



PHASE II 



PHASE III 



PHASE III 



PHASE 1,11 



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•ru><u<i>!t to City policy and the requirements of the 197?, Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
wttli Disabilities Ai t. all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities 

Full Commission Meetings, ami individual Committee Mcciings of (he Art Commission will 
he held Bl 25 Van Ness Avenue. San Francisco, located on ihc comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70. basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby o( (he building. 

Accessible sealing lor persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curt>side parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

December 20, 1993 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 

I . ROLL 

Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 

John KM ken 

Anne Healy 

Robert LaRocca (arr. 3:30 pm) 

Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/C1v1c Design Review Committee Coordinator 

II. AIDS MEMORIAL GROVE/de LAVEAGO DELL PHASE I ,11 
GOLDEN GATE PARK 

Kerry KatheMne Enrlght, Director/Aids Memorial Grove 

Kerry Enrlght of the Aids Memorial Grove provided background on the project. 
The Aids Memorial Grove 1s dedicated to the creation and long-term maintenance 
of the first living memorial to those lost to AIDS and 1n support to those 
living with HIV. The Recreation and Park Commission has given Its approval to 
the Aids Memorial Grove to be 1n de Laveago Dell 1n Golden Gate Park. The dell 
1s located at the eastern end of the park. The major entrance to the Grove 1s 
off Bowling Green Drive, at Its intersection with Middle Drive East. Through 
monthly work days, volunteers have reclaimed an area of the park originally 
landscaped by John McLaren. During the next three years, the volunteers will 
work toward completion of the Grove which also includes a capital campaign to 
raise funds to maintain the Grove for perpetuity. Ms. Enright introduced 
Michael Boland and Todd Cole to review the project. The project is striving to 
build on the existing quality of plant life already 1n the dell. New 
landscaping will attempt to create seasonal Interests. Within the Aids 
Memorial Grove are five (5) architectural elements. The specific elements are 
designed to accommodate the user of the grove either as groups or Individuals. 
The elements are Identified as 1) The Main Portal; 2) Dogwood Crescent; 3) 
Redwood Circle; 4) Overlook; and 5) Fern Grotto. Sandstone 1s being considered 
for retaining wall/seat elements and the benches would use cedar. Some granite 
1s being donated by Recreation and Parks Dept. Designs are Intended to have 
classic, simple lines. Simple stone and wood benches will be placed in 
specific locations along the paths. Renderings of the elements were displayed 
during the discussion along with a model of the crescent shape seating and 
benches. The Committee was favorably Impressed with the project. Specific 
comments from the Committee were concerning the care that must be taken 1n 
selecting the craftsman for the stonework and how critical 1t will be to 
exercise great care with the stonework. Phase I and II approvals were given. 
Phase III approval will be given once working drawings are prepared for review. 



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II. AIDS MEMORIAL GROVE/GOLDEN GATE PARK (cont.) 

The Committee invited the Aids Memorial Grove representatives to give a '^ 
presentation to the full Commission under Committee Report on January 3, 1994. 
See Reports and Orders. 

III. ENCROACHMENT PERMIT: COHEN ALLEY GATE PHASE I, II, III 

Laurie Lazar, Co-Di rector/509 Cultural Center 

Laurie Lazar, Co-Director of the 509 Cultural Center reviewed the history of 
the Cohen Alley Closure project and why the community has sought permission to 
close the alley which 1s bordered on three sides by residences. The 509 
Cultural Center 1n collaboration with the San Francisco League of Urban 
Gardeners, The Bay Area Womens Resource Center and the Ellis Street Neighbors 
Association has raised $36,000 to convert the alley into an urban garden. 
Artist Kevin Leeper has been asked to design a gate which will close the alley 
at night. He was also charged with the task of designing a gate which is 
difficult to climb and will not allow objects to hang from the structure. The 
gate is 16' high, made from 1/2" plate cut steel and steel tubing. The steel 
will be painted a powder coat charcoal gray. A drawing of the gate was 
presented and the basic concept of the design approved. The Committee granted 
Phase I and II approvals. Phase III approval will be considered upon 
submission of working drawings of the gate which will include details of the 
design. See Reports and Orders. 

IV. ENCROACHMENT PERMIT: 770 NORTHPOINT CLOCK PHASE I, II, III 

Jules Barsotti 

The Encroachment Permit application by Mr. Jules Barsotti for a clock at 770^W- 

Northpoint was reviewed. The clock will be 13 feet high, with a 36" diameter 

clock face, supported on a trolley post. The clock design was approved by the 
Committee. See Reports and Orders. 

V. 19TH AVENUE/M-LINE TRANSIT SHELTERS PHASE II 

Ken Jew, Public Utilities Bureau 
Leonard Hunter, Sheila Ghidh1n1/Artists 

Ken Jew reviewed the unique Public Utilities project for the Muni Metro 
boarding platforms on 19th Avenue. The artist designed structures involved 
community participation as well. The project received Phase I approval in 
August of this year and the design has been approved by the Public Utilities 
Commission. The Utilities Engineering Bureau (UEB) hopes to put the project 
out to bid in February and to begin construction in June. Mr. Jew Introduced 
the artists Leonard Hunter and Sheila Gh1dh1n1 who then reviewed the materials 
proposed for the platform structures. The roof structure for the Holloway 
platform will be a green patina copper. The tiles for planters and the below 
platform areas are a deep variegated green. The platform will contain art 
exhibits and video which will be programmed and maintained by San Francisco 
State University. The maintenance agreement with SF State 1s a first of this 
kind (private sponsor) for the PUC. The Winston platform roof 1s an untreated 
copper. The Winston platform will also have areas for advertising and will be 
maintained by Gannett. The tile is a lighter neutral tan color. The 



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V. 19TH AVENUE M-LINE TRANSIT SHELTERS (cont.) 

windscreen on both platforms 1s a perforated stainless steel. The Committee 
asked questions concerning the amount of Involvement the artists have had in 
the project since the Initial design concept. Ken Jew Indicated that the 
artists have had continued Input 1n the creation of the working drawings. 
Commissioner Healy stated that the artists should be compensated for their 
services like other design professionals. Mr. Jew responded that he thought 
"the money could be worked out." Commissioner KMken stressed the Importance 
of having the project designers involved in the project through completion of 
the working drawings and continued Involvement during construction. In the 
event that changes need to be made, the artist will need to review those 
changes for potential Impact to the original design. Phase III approval will 
be contingent upon assurances from the artists on the conformity of the working 
drawings to their design and a commitment from UEB that the artists approval 
will be obtained regarding any changes during construction. A motion to 
recommend approval of Phase II of the project to the full commission was passed 
by the Committee. See Reports and Orders. 

VI. VEHICLE STAGING AREA/GROUND TRANSPORT UNIT PHASE III 

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 
Gary Hoy/Bureau of Architecture 
Ron Castillo, Project Manager/SFIA 



Gary Hoy of ^rfe Bureau of Architecture presented the drawings for the Vehicle 
Staging Area of the Grand Transport Unit for the San Francisco International 
Airport which reflected the design discussed and approved during Phases I and 
II review. The screen grid 1s a 2" square pattern with a 1" chain link fabric 
behind. Purple grasses have been Identified as the planting for the area 
adjacent to the fence. The Committee moved for approval. See Reports and 
Orders. 



VII. NEW CHINATOWN CULTURAL PARK BUILDING PHASE II 

Andy Maloney, Robert N1st/Bureau of Architecture 

Bob N1st of the Bureau of Architecture informed the Committee of changes which 
had occurred since the Phase I review of the New Chinatown Park Building. The 
F1re Dept. 1s requiring a second stair which has caused the bathrooms to be 
moved Into an area under the sidewalk. The red has been changed to a darker 
red color to frame the windows and the green is deeper. Discussion focused on 
the treatment of the stair tower which had a surface grid containing vertical 
stripes detailed 1n the stucco. The Committee felt that the building design was 
highly successful in Its front facade design and that the windows and front are 
the main focus of Interest. The Committee requested that the vertical stripe 
and grid be removed to simplify the design and to keep the building in context 
with the residential community. It was suggested that the horizontal band 
which appears at the cap of the building front could repeat on the stepped 
tower elements. A Phase II approval was given with the recommended changes. 
See Reports and Orders. 



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VI I I. GOLDEN GATE PARK POLICE STABLES PHASE III 

Edgar Lopez, Gary Hoy/Bureau of Architecture 



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Edgar Lopez presented the working drawings for the Golden Gate Park Police 
Stables which reflected the design discussed and approved during Phases I and 
II review. The Committee moved for a Phase III approval. See Reports and 

Orders. 

IX. MATERIALS TESTING LAB REHABILITATION PHASE I, II 

Gary Hoy/Bureau of Architecture 

The Materials Testing Lab, currently located 1n the basement of City Hall, 1s 
being permanently relocated to the Northeast Treatment Plant. Mr. Gary Hoy of 
the Bureau of Architecture presented drawings which showed how an existing 
garage will be converted Into the new home for the Lab. To accommodate the 
testing equipment and staff, one garage door will remain while the second 
garage door 1s being redesigned as the main entry. Two columns of colored 
concrete are required for seismic strengthening of the wall at the main entry. 
The windows are tinted with bronze trim. The side of the building facing 
Northpoint will have three windows added which will provide light Into staff 
offices and a conference room. The project was recommended for Phase I and II 
approval. See Reports and Orders. 

X. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve Phases I and II of the architectural elements 1n the 
Aids Memorial Grove/de Laveago Dell, Golden Gate Park. 

Motion: Anne Healy "" 

Consensus: Unanimous ^ 

2. Motion to approve Phases I and II of the Cohen Alley gate. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve the clock design for 770 Northpoint Encroachment Permit 
by Jules Barsottl. 

Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to approve Phase II of the 19th Avenue Muni Metro Bus Shelter 
Designs. 

Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

5. Motion to approve Phase III of the Vehicle Staging Area/ Ground Transport 
Unit, San Francisco International Airport. 

Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

6. Motion to approve Phase II of the New Chinatown Cultural Park Building. 
Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 



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X. REPORTS AND ORDERS (cont.) 

7. Motion to approve Phase III of the Golden Gate Park Police Stables. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

8. Motion to approve Phases I and II Materials Testing Lab Rehabilitation 
NorthpoInt Treatment Plant. 

Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

XI. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:45 pm. 



Submitted by:. 




Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



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MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

December 20, 1993 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 

I . ROLL 

Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 

John KM ken 

Anne Healy 

Robert LaRocca (arr. 3:30 pm) 

Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/C1v1c Design Review Committee Coordinator 

II. AIDS MEMORIAL GROVE/de LAVEAGO DELL PHASE I, II 
GOLDEN GATE PARK 

Kerry KatheMne Enrlght, Director/Aids Memorial Grove 

Kerry Enrlght of the Aids Memorial Grove provided background on the project. 
The Aids Memorial Grove 1s dedicated to the creation and long-term maintenance 
of the first living memorial to those lost to AIDS and 1n support to those 
living with HIV. The Recreation and Park Commission has given Its approval to 
the Aids Memorial Grove to be in de Laveago Dell 1n Golden Gate Park. The dell 
1s located at the eastern end of the park. The major entrance to the Grove 1s 
off Bowling Green Drive, at Its Intersection with Middle Drive East. Through 
monthly work days, volunteers have reclaimed an area of the park originally 
landscaped by John McLaren. During the next three years, the volunteers will 
work toward completion of the Grove which also includes a capital campaign to 
raise funds to maintain the Grove for perpetuity. Ms. Enrlght introduced 
Michael Boland and Todd Cole to review the project. The project is striving to 
build on the existing quality of plant life already 1n the dell. New 
landscaping will attempt to create seasonal Interests. Within the Aids 
Memorial Grove are five (5) architectural elements. The specific elements are 
designed to accommodate the user of the grove either as groups or Individuals. 
The elements are Identified as 1) The Main Portal; 2) Dogwood Crescent; 3) 
Redwood Circle; 4) Overlook; and 5) Fern Grotto. Sandstone is being considered 
for retaining wall/seat elements and the benches would use cedar. Some granite 
1s being donated by Recreation and Parks Dept. Designs are Intended to have 
classic, simple lines. Simple stone and wood benches will be placed 1n 
specific locations along the paths. Renderings of the elements were displayed 
during the discussion along with a model of the crescent shape seating and 
benches. The Committee was favorably impressed with the project. Specific 
comments from the Committee were concerning the care that must be taken 1n 
selecting the craftsman for the stonework and how critical 1t will be to 
exercise great care with the stonework. Phase I and II approvals were given. 
Phase III approval will be given once working drawings are prepared for review. 



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Civic Design Review Committee Minutes/December 20, 1993 
II. AIDS MEMORIAL GROVE/GOLDEN GATE PARK (cont.) 

The Committee invited the Aids Memorial Grove representatives to give a ^ 
presentation to the full Commission under Committee Report on January 3, 1994. 
See Reports and Orders. 

III. ENCROACHMENT PERMIT: COHEN ALLEY GATE PHASE I, II, III 

Laurie Lazar, Co-Di rector/509 Cultural Center 

Laurie Lazar, Co-Director of the 509 Cultural Center reviewed the history of 
the Cohen Alley Closure project and why the community has sought permission to 
close the alley which is bordered on three sides by residences. The 509 
Cultural Center in collaboration with the San Francisco League of Urban 
Gardeners, The Bay Area Womens Resource Center and the Ellis Street Neighbors 
Association has raised $36,000 to convert the alley into an urban garden. 
Artist Kevin Leeper has been asked to design a gate which will close the alley 
at night. He was also charged with the task of designing a gate which is 
difficult to climb and will not allow objects to hang from the structure. The 
gate is 16' high, made from 1/2" plate cut steel and steel tubing. The steel 
will be painted a powder coat charcoal gray. A drawing of the gate was 
presented and the basic concept of the design approved. The Committee granted 
Phase I and II approvals. Phase III approval will be considered upon 
submission of working drawings of the gate which will include details of the 
design. See Reports and Orders. 

IV. ENCROACHMENT PERMIT: 770 NORTHPOINT CLOCK PHASE I, II, III 

Jules Barsotti 

The Encroachment Permit application by Mr. Jules Barsotti for a clock at 770^ 
Northpoint was reviewed. The clock will be 13 feet high, with a 36" diameter 
clock face, supported on a trolley post. The clock design was approved by the 
Committee. See Reports and Orders. 

V. 19TH AVENUE/M-LINE TRANSIT SHELTERS PHASE II 

Ken Jew, Public Utilities Bureau 
Leonard Hunter, Sheila Ghidhin1/Art1sts 

Ken Jew reviewed the unique Public Utilities project for the Muni Metro 
boarding platforms on 19th Avenue. The artist designed structures involved 
community participation as well. The project received Phase I approval in 
August of this year and the design has been approved by the Public Utilities 
Commission. The Utilities Engineering Bureau (UEB) hopes to put the project 
out to bid in February and to begin construction in June. Mr. Jew Introduced 
the artists Leonard Hunter and Sheila Ghidhini who then reviewed the materials 
proposed for the platform structures. The roof structure for the Holloway 
platform will be a green patina copper. The tiles for planters and the below 
platform areas are a deep variegated green. The platform will contain art 
exhibits and video which will be programmed and maintained by San Francisco 
State University. The maintenance agreement with SF State 1s a first of this 
kind (private sponsor) for the PUC. The Winston platform roof 1s an untreated 
copper. The Winston platform will also have areas for advertising and will be 
maintained by Gannett. The tile is a lighter neutral tan color. The 



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V. 19TH AVENUE M-LINE TRANSIT SHELTERS (cont. ) 

windscreen on both platforms 1s a perforated stainless steel. The Committee 
asked questions concerning the amount of Involvement the artists have had in 
the project since the Initial design concept. Ken Jew indicated that the 
artists have had continued Input in the creation of the working drawings. 
Commissioner Healy stated that the artists should be compensated for their 
services like other design professionals. Mr. Jew responded that he thought 
"the money could be worked out." Commissioner Kriken stressed the importance 
of having the project designers involved in the project through completion of 
the working drawings and continued involvement during construction. In the 
event that changes need to be made, the artist will need to review those 
changes for potential impact to the original design. Phase III approval will 
be contingent upon assurances from the artists on the conformity of the working 
drawings to their design and a commitment from UEB that the artists approval 
will be obtained regarding any changes during construction. A motion to 
recommend approval of Phase II of the project to the full commission was passed 
by the Committee. See Reports and Orders. 

VI. VEHICLE STAGING AREA/GROUND TRANSPORT UNIT PHASE III 

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 
Gary Hoy/Bureau of Architecture 
Ron Castillo, Project Manager/SFIA 

Gary Hoy of the Bureau of Architecture presented the drawings for the Vehicle 
Staging Area of the Grand Transport Unit for the San Francisco International 
Airport which reflected the design discussed and approved during Phases I and 
II review. The screen grid 1s a 2" square pattern with a 1" chain link fabric 
behind. Purple grasses have been identified as the planting for the area 
adjacent to the fence. The Committee moved for approval. See Reports and 
Orders. 



VII. NEW CHINATOWN CULTURAL PARK BUILDING PHASE II 

Andy Maloney, Robert N1st/Bureau of Architecture 

Bob N1st of the Bureau of Architecture Informed the Committee of changes which 
had occurred since the Phase I review of the New Chinatown Park Building. The 
F1re Dept. 1s requiring a second stair which has caused the bathrooms to be 
moved Into an area under the sidewalk. The red has been changed to a darker 
red color to frame the windows and the green 1s deeper. Discussion focused on 
the treatment of the stair tower which had a surface grid containing vertical 
stripes detailed 1n the stucco. The Committee felt that the building design was 
highly successful 1n Its front facade design and that the windows and front are 
the main focus of interest. The Committee requested that the vertical stripe 
and grid be removed to simplify the design and to keep the building 1n context 
with the residential community. It was suggested that the horizontal band 
which appears at the cap of the building front could repeat on the stepped 
tower elements. A Phase II approval was given with the recommended changes. 
See Reports and Orders. 



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VI 1 1. GOLDEN GATE PARK POLICE STABLES PHASE III 

Edgar Lopez, Gary Hoy/Bureau of Architecture /**-. 

Edgar Lopez presented the working drawings for the Golden Gate Park Police 
Stables which reflected the design discussed and approved during Phases I and 
II review. The Committee moved for a Phase III approval. See Reports and 

Orders. 

IX. MATERIALS TESTING LAB REHABILITATION PHASE I, II 

Gary Hoy/Bureau of Architecture 

The Materials Testing Lab, currently located 1n the basement of City Hall, is 
being permanently relocated to the Northeast Treatment Plant. Mr. Gary Hoy of 
the Bureau of Architecture presented drawings which showed how an existing 
garage will be converted Into the new home for the Lab. To accommodate the 
testing equipment and staff, one garage door will remain while the second 
garage door 1s being redesigned as the main entry. Two columns of colored 
concrete are required for seismic strengthening of the wall at the main entry. 
The windows are tinted with bronze trim. The side of the building facing 
Northpoint will have three windows added which will provide light into staff 
offices and a conference room. The project was recommended for Phase I and II 
approval. See Reports and Orders. 

X. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve Phases I and II of the architectural elements 1n the 
Aids Memorial Grove/de Laveago Dell, Golden Gate Park. 

Motion: Anne Healy ^ 

Consensus: Unanimous >» 

2. Motion to approve Phases I and II of the Cohen Alley gate. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve the clock design for 770 Northpoint Encroachment Permit 
by Jules Barsottl. 

Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to approve Phase II of the 19th Avenue Muni Metro Bus Shelter 
Designs. 

Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

5. Motion to approve Phase III of the Vehicle Staging Area/ Ground Transport 
Unit, San Francisco International Airport. 

Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

6. Motion to approve Phase II of the New Chinatown Cultural Park Building. 
Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 



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X. REPORTS AND ORDERS (cont.) 

7. Motion to approve Phase III of the Golden Gate Park Police Stables. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

8. Motion to approve Phases I and II Materials Testing Lab Rehabilitation 
NorthpoInt Treatment Plant. 

Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

XI. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:45 pm. 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY JANUARY 10, 1994 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 

NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at 
all meetings. For information related to any of the following matters, 
please call Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art 
Commission (415) 252-2593. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; 
PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 

I. Roll Call 

II. SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL Phase I 

University of California Medical Research/Clinic Building 

Jerome Rankin, Associate Administrator/SFGH 
Ed McFarlan/ Kaplan McLauglin Diaz 
Eila Arbuckle/ SF Redevelopment Agency 

III. RANKIN PUMP STATION HEADWORKS BUILDING PHASE III 

Ernie Ramilo, Howard Wong/Bureau of Architecture 

IV. 19TH AVENUE TRANSIT SHELTERS PHASE III 

Ken Jew, Public Utilities Bureau 

V. STAFF REPORTS 

-Civic Design Guidelines 

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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

January 10, 1994 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:05 p.m. 



I . ROLL 

Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 

John Kriken 

Robert LaRocca (arrived 3:10 pm) 

Anne Healy 

Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



II. SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL PHASE I 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA MEDICAL RESEARCH/CLINIC BUILDING 
Eila Arbuckle, Redevelopment Agency 
Ed McFarlan, Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz 

Eila Arbuckle, of the Redevelopment Agency introduced to the Committee Ed 
McFarlan of Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz. Mr. McFarlan presented the conceptual 
design for a proposed project at San Francisco General Hospital. The design is 
a response to a Request for Information issued by the University of California 
San Francisco for a proposed medical research/clinic at San Francisco General 
Hospital. 

The new building 1s proposed for a site which 1s currently a parking area along 
22nd Street, next to the Aids Research Bu1 ld1 ng/Cl inlc. The project attempts 
to incorporate elements of the old and the new in its use of materials and 
design. The height 1s proposed to be 53 ' and would consist of four floors. 
The ground floor would house ambulatory clinics. The other three floors would 
be UC clinic laboratory spaces. The project measures 125,000 feet of 
laboratory and clinical spaces. The laboratory requires mechanical support 
resulting in a mechanical penthouse on the roof. The appearance of the 
building's exterior tries to develop a vertical bay which is expressed by the 
use of vertical brick piers Infilled with metal curtain walls. The fourth 
floor attic story is expressed by recessed glass and by introducing a higher 
level of metal detail. 

Comments from the Committee included: 

1. The desire to have a "green" edge to the building on 22nd Street. This is 
in keeping with the campus feeling and the need for areas of trees and grass. 

2. The roof zone could be considered for a roof garden. 



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II. SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL/UC Medical Research Clinic Building (cont.) 

3. This project could address as a larger issue: the materials vocabulary for 
the hospital for this and future projects. 

4. The use of the green patina copper is the red brick is aesthetically 
pleasing. 

5. Any relocation of existing works of art must be approved by the Art 
Commission and included in the project budget. 

6. The detailing of the grids must be correct or it will look applied. It 
should be noted that this has been identified as a design concern which will be 
further examined in a Phase II review. A Motion to recommend a Phase I approval 
was moved and passed unanimously. See Reports and Orders. 

III. RANKIN PUMP STATION HEADWORKS BUILDING PHASE III 
Ernie Ramilo, Howard Wong/Bureau of Architecture 

Final working drawings were presented for the Rankin Pump Station Headworks 
Building by Ernie Ramilo and Howard Wong. The drawings appeared to be in order 
reflecting previous design discussions from the Civic Design Committee. The 
Committee identified what it thought would be a long term maintenance issue. 
As the building is currently designed, the dirt from the large front wall will 
be washed onto the skylight. A gutter needs to be added over the skylight at 
the front of the building to address this problem and the drawings modified to 
reflect the addition of the gutter. See Reports and Orders. 

IV. 19TH AVENUE TRANSIT SHELTERS PHASE III 

Ken Jew, Public Utilities Bureau 
Sheila Ghidhini, Artist 

Ken Jew of the Public Utilities Bureau reviewed for the Committee the project's 
progress since the Committee's review in December. Design details on the 
entryway and information kiosks have been worked out, as well as lighting, 
tiles and windscreens. He assured the Committee that the project was as the 
artists have designed 1t and that the artists would continue to be involved 
through the bid and construction portions of the project. MUNI is in the 
process of negotiating a 15 year contract with San Francisco State University 
for the maintenance and care of the Holloway platform. MUNI is expecting to 
take over the platforms by November 1994. 

V. Staff Reports 

Civic Design Guidelines: Withdrawn. 

VI. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve San Francisco General Hospital/ University 
of California Research/Clinic Building Phase I. 

Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve Rankin Pump Station Headworks Building 
Phase III. 

Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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V. Reports and Orders (cont.) 

3. Motion to approve 19th Avenue Transit Shelters Phase III. 
Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VII. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 4:40 pm. 



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REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY FEBRUARY 14, 1994 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
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Llie Commit Lee when the item is reached in Lhe meeting after the 
presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are available ut 
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i is jsj .!ski please call bebra l.ehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art 
Commission (415) 252-2593. 



art commission Gaiwm THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
,5 4?5 R 554 S «5S l B2 INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION 10 DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION lu DEEER APPROVAL. I PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; 
PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 

I. Roll Call 



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II. SAN FRANCISCO COURTS BUILDING 

Introduction: Judge Daniel Hanlon 
Bobbie Sue Hood, Hood Miller Associates 
Chuck Drulis, Ross Dut 1 isArchitects 
John Lee, Barnes & Cavagnero/John M.Y. Lee 
Clyde Cohen, Project Manager/CAO's Office 



PHASE I 



III. SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC TOILETTE PRO J EC 1 

Vitaly Troyan, Department of Public Works 
Jean-Francois Nion, JCDecaux 



PHASE III 



IV. COHEN ALLEY GATE 

Kevin Leeper/Art ist 

Laurie Lazet , 509 Cultural Center 



PHASE 111 



BAYVIEW PLAYGROUND RES I ROOM 

Tim Lillyquist, Recreation and Park Dept 



PHASE 1,11,111 



VI. MUNI OPERA I OR RES I ROOMS 

Duncan Watry, MUNI Service Planner 
Mary Williams, Project Manager/PUC 



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Victor Talatala, Glen Hunt/bureau of Architecture 



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Powell Street Turnaround/Report or Planning Commission 

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A CCESSIBILITY IN FORMA TION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 197$ Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70. basement level, and can be accessed by Uie two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curhside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more infonnation on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

February 14, 1994 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 



I. ROLL 

Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 

John Kriken 

Robert LaRocca (arrived 3:11 pm) 

Anne Healy 

Theodore Brown 

Staff Present 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Cultural Affairs 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



II. SAN FRANCISCO COURTS BUILDING PHASE I 

Judge Daniel Hanlon, SF Courts 

Bobbie Sue Hood, Hood Miller Associates 

Chuck Drulis, Ross Drulis Architects 

John Lee, Barnes & Cavagnero/John M.Y. Lee 

Clyde Cohen, Project Manager/CAO's Office 

Judge Daniel Hanlon made a brief introduction to the Committee of the 
architects chosen to design the New San Francisco Courts Building which will be 
located at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets in the Civic Center across 
from City Hall. The Joint Venture architects were identified as Hood Miller 
and Associates of San Francisco, Ross Drulis Architects of Sonoma and Barnes & 
Cavagnero/John M.Y. Lee of San Francisco. The project has been divided among 
the architects as follows: Ross Drulis is responsible for the courtroom 
spaces; Barnes & Cavagnero/John M.Y. Lee is developing the exteriors and Hood 
Miller Associates is designing the interior public spaces and coordinating of 
the project. 

The program provides for 40 new courts and hearing rooms. The main entry to 
the building is at the corner of McAllister and Polk. From the corner, the 
main interior entry space is a three story octagonal rotunda. Located on the 
first floor is space assigned to the activities of the court clerk and a 
childcare facility. The second and sixth floors have a double loaded scheme 
which allows for program changes. The fourth floor has a holding area 
incorporated for the juvenile court facilities and public waiting. 

The block is currently zoned for a 70' height limit. Discussions concerning 
the height with the Planning Department have suggested that Planning would 
support a request to modify the height to 80'. This would permit the floor to 



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II. SAN FRANCISCO COURTS BUILDING (CONT.) ^^ 

floor height to be 13'3". Designs for the building at both heights were 
presented for comparison. 

The rationale behind the contemporary Beaux Arts design of the building facade 
was presented by John Lee. The New Court building has been designed to have a 
relationship with City Hall and the State Building. The belt line and the 
cornice of the Court Building correspond to lines on City Hall. Advantage is 
being taken of the corner to give a gesture of a grand space in the entry and 
to relate the building to the Civic Center. The McAllister and Polk Street 
facades have a three foot depth. The major design element uses large 
traditional arches with variations in the granite block depths which will 
create shadows and interest in the facade. For the Polk Street facade, two 
design thoughts were presented: one which repeated a single arch, the 
prominent design feature on the McAllister Street facade, and one which offered 
a completely different linear window design. The Committee preferred that the 
window arch turn the corner and repeat on Polk Street. 

The Redwood Alley facade design has an 18" depth. The building programming 
which impacts the Redwood Alley design are windows for Judges chambers, two 
courtrooms at the Polk Street end of the building, service entries and parking 
garage level entries at the street elevation. Mr. Lee introduced the design 
rationale for Redwood Alley. The facade design was developed to relate to the 
smaller 35' wide alley scale. A vertical spine with small horizontal ribs in a 
repetitive motif correlate to the columns on the McAllister facade. The intent 
of the design was to reduce the perceived monumental scale of the building. ^ 
The Committee requested that the Redwood Alley design be simplified and studit^,' 
further by the architects before the next review. 

The west or Van Ness facade treatment for the building carried from the 
McAllister facade a couple of strong lines and a window, but only across part 
of the structure. Since the Van Ness Avenue apartment building has been 
designated as "contributory" in the Proposed Civic Center Historic District, it 
is assumed that the building will remain. The Committee felt that the design 
looked "unfinished" as if the building would be expanded in the future. Since 
this is unlikely, the Committee requested that more study also be given to the 
west facade with consideration given to carrying the design across the full 
depth of the structure. 

A mechanical penthouse element is required for the building's elevators. The 
elevators are located just off and behind the octagonal lobby. The Committee 
expressed concern that the elevator penthouse will interfere visually with the 
dome at the McAllister/Polk corner. 

In general, the Committee liked the direction of the project and the approach. 
The Committee unanimously supported the 80' height design over the 70' height 
design stating that the 80' height allowed for a superior design. The 
Committee approved of the depth and shadow making effect on the McAllister and 
Polk streets facades. The architects responded to a concern about the ground 
level "feeling" and public spaces by indicating their design had to consider 
concerns from the client regarding street level vandalism, thereby eliminating 



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some public spaces, i.e., street level window spaces. The Committee also 
inquired if it was possible to make the entrance more grand and/or to open the 
octagon. The building program as currently defined allows for the octagon to 
be open three floors with conference spaces designed into the upper floor 
plans. The Committee agreed that the Redwood Alley facade needs to reduce the 
monumental feel of the scale for that side of the building, but as mentioned 
before, requested that more studies be done on how this could be accomplished. 
The Committee asked that the location of the flagpole be identified before 
Civic Design's Phase II review. Finally, the Committee expressed concern about 
the roof and cupola. The mechanical house should look like part of the 
building. The cupola should be more grand. The Committee requested the 
architects to prepare site views of the building from the Civic Center Plaza 
perspective and from the Van Ness Avenue War Memorial perspective for the next 
review. A motion to recommend Phase I approval to the full Commission was 
passed by a unanimous vote of the Committee. See Reports and Orders. 



III. SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC TOILET PROJECT PHASE III 

Vitaly Troyan, Department of Public Works 
Jean-Francois Nion, JCDecaux 

Debra Lehane briefly explained that the Planning Commission had completed their 
review of the Public Toilet Project and described the agencies, departments, 
and boards which would be reviewing all or part of the Public Toilet Project. 
The reviw and approval presently before the Civic Design Committee concerned 
the Department of Public Works Placement Guidelines Order** 163,368 and Order** 
163,369 Public Service Kiosks and Public Toilets respectively. During the 
discussion of the guidelines with the Committee, the following changes were 
made to the orders: 

Sec. I. F. The words "by DPW" were eliminated after the word "denied". 

Sec. II. C. 4. The word "Sixth" was corrected to "Sixty". 

Sec. II. C. 6. The distance had formerly been 100 feet in an earlier draft of 

the guidelines and had been changed to 60 feet. 

Sec. II. G. The new wording: "Public service kiosks shall not be placed on 

medians or traffic islands." 

Sec. II. K. The new wording: "Public service kiosks shall not intrude, 

obstruct, diminish or reduce a significant view or become overwhelming objects 

of key views, including planned and significant street elements. 

The sames changes will be incorporated into DPW Placement Guidelines Order 
**163,369, where the term "Public service kiosks" replaces the term "Public 
toilets" in the Guideline language. The Committee moved to approve the 
guidelines and Phase III of the Public Toilet Project with assurances that the 
agreed upon changes would be made to the guidelines. See Reports and Orders. 



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IV. COHEN ALLEY GATE PHASE III ^ 

Kevin Leeper/Artist — • 

Laurie Lazar, 509 Cultural Center 
Duke Crest-field, Engineer 

The Committee asked the artist to return next month with details defined as to 
how the gate would open and shut with specific attention to the angled portions 
of the upper section of the gate at the hinged joint. There was no motion. 

V. BAYVIEW PLAYGROUND TOILET BUILDING PHASE I, II, III 

Tim Lillyquist, Recreation and Park Department 

Tim Lillyquist of the Recreation and Park Department presented drawings of a 
simple concrete block restroom facility for the Bayview Playground located at 
3rd and Carol Avenue. The open portion of the block structure is covered with 
wooden rafters. The core of the building where the sinks and toilets are 
located is covered with a flat roof. The building structure will be painted 
with a deep tan colored graffiti seal paint. The wood structure around the top 
and perimeter will be a dark wood. The Committee requested as part of its 
approval that Recreation and Park add color to the project by painting the 
metal gate at the entrance a bright color. The project had all three phases 
approved. See Report and Orders. 

VI. MUNI OPERATOR RESTROOMS PHASE I 

Duncan Watry, MUNI Service Planner 
Mary Williams, Project Manager/PUC 

The Public Utilities Commission at MUNI's request is preparing to install ^ 
restroom facilities for MUNI transit operators. The PUC and MUNI are proposing 
to place the oblong concrete structure in ten locations generally at the end of 
long cross-town bus routes. The structures are being installed as a response 
to Union requests to improve working conditions for the MUNI operators and to 
insure delivery of transit services to MUNI patrons. The concrete facility 
measuring 8'5" high by 10 ' 2" long by 5 ' 10" deep will have either a blue or blue 
gray integral concrete color. A narrow band of tile and glass block circles 
the structure intersecting and overlapping with the top of the door. A second 
band of color encompasses the bottom edge. The Committee requested that 
consideration be given to moving the door to the end of the structure. This 
could draw attention and potential graffiti away from the door area. The 
Committee also suggested that the roof be designed so that it would be self 
cleaning. Another request of the Committee was to simplify the treatment of 
the tile and glass block bands. Before locations can be considered for 
approval the Committee expressed a desire to visit the locations, especially 
along the Embarcadero, Marina and Fisherman Wharf area. The sponsors where 
asked to come back for Phase I review. 

VII. MISSION BRANCH LIBRARY PHASE II 

Victor Talatala, Glen Hunt/Bureau of Architecture 
Kathy Bremer, Library 



Victor Talatala of the Bureau of Architecture presented several studies of the 
surface design and treatment for the Mission branch library building addition 



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VII. MISSION BRANCH LIBRARY (CONT.) 

The exterior treatment which was preferred by the Committee was the narrow 
horizontal bands in the agate 42 color. The Committee recommended a Phase II 
approval. See Reports and Orders. 

VIII. DPW MATERIALS TESTING LAB REHABILITATION PHASE III 

Gary Hoy/Bureau of Architecture 

Working drawings for the DPW Materials Testing Lab rehabilitation at the 
Northeast Treatment plan were reviewed and approved by the Committee. See 
Reports and Orders. 

IX. Staff Reports 

-Powell Street Turnaround/Report of Planning Commission approval. 
Debra Lehane identified for the Committee a report submitted by Evan 
Rose of the Planning Department for their information concerning 
improvements for the Powell Street Turnaround at Market Street. 

-Civic Design Guidelines 
Debra Lehane reported that a draft of the revised guidelines would soon 
be available for Commissioner review. 

X. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve San Francisco Courts Building Phase I. 
Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve San Francisco Toilet Program Phase III. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve Bayview Playground Toilet Building Phase I, II, III. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to approve Mission Branch Library Phase II. 
Motion: John Kriken 

Consensus: Unanimous 

5. Motion to approve DPW Materials Testing Lab Phase III. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

XI. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 pm. 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY MARCH 

3:00 PM 
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AGENDA 

NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at 
all meetings. For information related to any of the following matters, 
please call Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art 
Commission (415) 252-2593. 



Art Commission Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

415.554.9682 



THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; 
PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 



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I. Roll Call 

II. SAN FRANCISCO COURTS BUILDING 

Introduction: Judge Daniel Hanlon 
Bobbie Sue Hood, Hood Miller Associates 
Chuck Drulis, Ross DurlisArchltects 
John Lee, Barnes & Cavagnero/John M.Y. Lee 
Clyde Cohen, Project Manager/CAO's Office 



PHASE I (cont.) 



III. SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL 
PARKING GARAGE 

Philip Sower, Howard Wong/Bureau of Architecture 

Dave Fong/Fong and Chan 

Kevin Hagerty/Parking Authority 

IV. MUNI OPERATOR RESTROOMS 

Duncan Watry, MUNI Service Planner 
Catherine Cronin, Project Manager/PUC 

V. FIRE STATION #37 (REDESIGN) 

Roger Wong, Chris Bigelow/Bureau of Architecture 



PHASE III 



PHASE I 



PHASE I, II 



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PHASE II 



Bob Marquis, Hal Brandes, J. Monday/Marquis Associates 
Tim Lillyquist/Recreation and Park Department 
Bob Nist, Project Manager/Bureau of Architecture 



COHEN ALLEY GATE 

Kevin Leeper/Artist 

Laurie Lazer, 509 Cultural Center 



PHASE III 
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VIII. MID EMBARCADERO DESIGN OPTIONS DISCUSSION 

Jill Manton, SF Art Commission 

Emilio Cruz, Waterfront Transportation Projects/CAO's Office 

IX. AS ONONDAGA STREET, FIRE ESCAPE AND PHASE I, II, III ^ 

DISABLED ACCESS RAMP (^ 

Linda Alonso/Bureau of Architecture 

X. ENERGY RECOVERY FACILITY PHASE I 

Roger Wong, Bruce Flynn/Bureau of Architecture 

XI. CIVIC CENTER DESIGN GUIDELINES DISCUSSION 

Susana Montana/ Department of City Planning 

XII. CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW GUIDELINES 

Review and approval of revised Civic Design Guidelines 
Debra Lehane/SF Art Commission 

XIII. ADJOURNMENT 

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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will _ 

be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuibside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
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MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

March 21, 1994 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:30 p.m. 



I. ROLL 

Commissioners Present 

John Kriken 

Robert LaRocca 

Anne Healy (departed 5:35) 



Commissioners Excused 
Theodore Brown 



Staff Present 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Cultural Affairs 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

Jill Manton, Director, Public Art Program 

Susan Ponitous, Curator, Public Art Program 

Tonia Macnell, Curator, Public Art Program 

II. SAN FRANCISCO COURTS BUILDING PHASE I (cont.) 

Judge Daniel Hanlon, SF Courts 

Bobbie Sue Hood, Hood Miller Associates 

Chuck Drulis, Ross Drulis Architects 

John Lee, Mark Cavagnero Associates/John M.Y. Lee 

Clyde Cohen, Project Manager/CAO's Office 

The San Francisco Courts building received a phase I approval at the February 
14th meeting of the Civic Design Review Committee, however, the sponsors were 
asked to return with additional studies concerning specific design issues. 
Mark Cavagnero and John Lee identified for the Committee design changes which 
had been instituted since the February meeting. The windows of the corner 
entry had been increased in response to the Committee's request to enlarge the 
scale of the primary entry. The Committee approved of the change. The cupola 
or cone above the entry at the roof level had been studied. A slightly larger 
version of the original design was presented as well as a stepped hexagon 
shape. The scale of the cupola was deemed to be Improved. Three studies of 
the Redwood Alley facade were presented. Although the architects still 
preferred the facade presented at the February meeting, they had also prepared 
a version in which the "ribs" had been reduced 50% and a punched window version 
with horizontal details delineating the floors. The Committee preferred the 
punched window design, but requested that the courtroom windows be integrated 
into the design better. Before the Committee continued its comments on the 
design, Lu Blazej, Director of the Department of City Planning was Invited to 
address the Committee. Mr. Blazej indicated that the Planning Department was 
concerned about the cupola and public spaces at the corner entry. The other 
area of concern for the Planning Department involved the McAllister street 



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facade and the pedestrian experience. The Planning Department 1s recommending 
that the windows be as large as possible to be visually interesting and 
engaging. Mr. Blazej asked the architects to present a drawing where the bas 
windows were larger and followed the pattern of the arches. The Committee 
acknowledged the Planning Department's concern about getting light into the 
building, but agreed with the architects design which provide windows of a 
smaller size opening in the base which 1s consistent with this style of 
building. The Committee suggested that the architects look for other ways to 
bring light into the space. The McAllister Street facade wraps partially 
around the end of the building at the Van Ness end of the building. A square 
window has been centered on the Corinthian Apartment's window well. The 
northern end of the Van Ness wall has a simple horizontal line which pulls the 
design around to the Redwood Alley facade. To soften the appearance of the 
mechanical penthouse, the architects presented a sloped screen wall. The 
Committee preferred a more straight forward solution to screening the 
mechanical penthouse and identified this for further review 1n Phase II of this 
project. Since this project had already received Phase I approval, there was 
no motion required. 

III. SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL PHASE III 

PARKING GARAGE 

Philip Sower, Howard Wong/Bureau of Architecture 

Dave Fong, Donald T1efenbrunn/Fong and Chan Architects 

Kevin Hagerty/Di rector of Parking 

The Committee was informed by Debra Lehane that the EIR for the San Francisco 
General Hospital Parking Garage had not yet been certified by the Planning _ 
Commission, but that the Civic Design Review Committee could give the project*-* 4 
Phase III review as long as they included as part of their consideration the ^ 
information in the Draft EIR which each of them had received. The full 
Commission approval will be held until the EIR has been certified. 

George Langdon and Don Tlefenbrunn briefly reviewed the project for the 
Committee. The project had remained the same as approved in the Phase II 
review with one exception, the Integrated public art by Anne Chamberlain. 
Public Art curator, Tonia Macneil presented a small model of the artist's 
proposal for the walls adjacent to the main entrances. The artist' design will 
help to emphasize the entrances. The artist has chosen to pull from the 
hospitals brickwork the "cross" patterns. The cross opening will be infilled 
with glass block. Sllkscreened onto the glass block will be historical images 
from the hospital and neighborhood. The small wall will be lit from behind and 
fiber optics are being considered for possible use on the other wall. The 
Committee moved to approve the project for Phase III. See Reports and Orders. 

IV. MUNI OPERATOR RESTROOMS PHASE I 

Duncan Watry, MUNI Service Planner 
Catherine Cronin, Project Manager/PUC 

Peter Strauss, Muni Director of Service Planning and Claire Caldwell of the 
Transport Worker's Union, Local 250 spoke briefly in support of the project and 
its Importance. Catherine Cronin Introduced herself as the new PUC project 
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given to the Committee's comments from the February meeting. The color of the 
unit has been changes to a warm tan with plain glass block. The door has been 
changed to a concrete to de-emphasize its presence in an attempt to make it 
less attractive to vandals. As requested by the Committee, the design was 
examined for a possible relocation of the door to end of the unit. The current 
design allows for future adapting of the unit for ADA compliance. Moving the 
door to the end would not allow the unit to be adapted 1n the future. The 
Committee requested that the door be changed to a metal door 1n a color to 
match. The glass block element was acceptable but the Committee requested that 
finish details be added to the design and that hardware be studied. The 
Committee reviewed the proposed locations for the units. Two locations, Judah 
at Ocean Beach and La Playa at Cabrillo have a separate design. The tiled 
roof, stucco, double unit design was approved with the understanding that the 
design proposed for Judah and Ocean Beach would be used at both locations. The 
other locations were reviewed with the following comments: 

-Mission at San Jose was approved 

-46th at Wawona: The Committee asked to have the unit grouped with the 

buildings. This location will be reviewed at Phase II. 

-Chestnut at Fillmore: The preferred location was on Chestnut Street on school 

property. 

-Lyon at Geenwich: The Committee preferred that the unit be put uphill as much 

as possible. 

-48th at Lobos: The Committee requested that the unit be shifted to the right. 

-3rd at 20th: The Committee requested that the unit be toward the curb and the 

door turned around. 

-Jackson at Webster: The Committee requested that other alternatives be 

considered. 

-Kearny at Embarcadero: The location on Kearny south of the driveway was 

approved. 

The Committee moved for Phase I approval. See Reports and Orders. 

V. FIRE STATION *37 (REDESIGN) PHASE I, II 

Chris Bigelow, Roger Wong/Bureau of Architecture 

The F1re Station #37 project had previously received a Phase III approval from 
the Art Commission, but after putting the project out to bid, the Architects 
determined that the volume of the project would have to be reduced for 
budgetary reasons. To reduce the volume, Chris Bigelow of the Bureau of 
Architecture explained the changes in design. One room on the ground floor and 
half of the 2nd floor was eliminated. Interior spaces were re-conf Igured. The 
front elevation of the edition remained at the same location, but at a lower 
height due to the elimination of the second floor. The new design 1s cement 
plaster (stucco) which 1s a change from the previous design. The color is 
consistent with the previous design. The art enrichment component of the Fire 
Station was Impacted by the change but has been favorably resolved with the 
artist and Art Commission's public art curator, Susan Pontlous. The Committee 
liked the redesign better than the original design and moved for Phase I and II 
approval. See Reports and Orders. 



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VI. NEW RICHMOND COMMUNITY CENTER PHASE II ^ 

Bob Marquis, Hal Brandes, J. Monday/Marquis Associates \J 

T1m L1 "Nyqulst/Recreation and Park Department 
Bob N1st, Project Manager/Bureau of Architecture 

Jerry Mitchell of Keller Mitchell Caronna, Landscape Architecture, reviewed for 
the Committee the landscaping, fence and approach to the New Richmond Community 
Center. The fence 1s a transparent metal picket fence supported by concrete 
columns. The sliding gate 1s cantl levered. In the public area of the sidewalk 
are octagonal shapes, one at each entrance which becomes the first hint of the 
paving. Within the park setting are rough cut boulders which will hold the 
poetry which 1s part of the art enrichment program. As a response to the 
Committee's concern to screen the parking, the parking had been flipped from 
one end of the lot to the other resulting 1n an Increase in the landscape area. 
Low bollard lights define the entry to the park. The focal point of the paving 
and landscape 1s the concentric -circles which radiate from the building 
entrance. Seating has been provided by a granite seat wall, which 1s 
symmetrical with the plaza of the building. A bosque of flowering pear trees 
stands off to the side. From the opposite entry, as mentioned, is the same 
octagonal pattern in the sidewalk which enters into an octagonal landscaped 
area with additional seating. At the property line the Committee discussed the 
wall and asked to look at this 1n detail at the Phase III review. Mr. Bob 
Marquis reviewed the building materials and colors. The base of the building 
is a rusticated split face concrete block. Above the base 1s a scored concrete 
block 8 squares with cement plaster (stucco) above the squares. The roof 1s 
proposed to be a corrugated metal in a dark green. The Committee Indicated 
that they preferred the roof 1n a lighter color such as the gray/brown color r*^ 
the roof as depicted in the model and asked that Mr. Marquis further study th*W 
roof color. The Committee passed a motion to approve Phase II. See Reports 
and Orders. 

VII. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve MUNI Operator Restrooms Phase I. 
Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve San Francisco Fire Station #37 Phase I, II. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve New Richmond Community Center Phase II. 
Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

XI. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:35 pm. 




Submitted bv: J r 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 
MINUTES. WPS/ 3/25/94 



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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WERE INFORMATION PRESENTATIONS DUE TO THE LOSS OF COMMITTEE 
QUORUM. CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE MARCH 21, 1994 

I. COHEN ALLEY GATE PHASE III 

Kevin Leeper/Artlst 

Laurie Lazar, 509 Cultural Center 

Duke Crestfield, Engineer 

The artist submitted a model of the gate as a response to the Committee's 
concern about functioning detail of where the angled portions of the upper 
section of the gate meet at the hinged joint. The Committee found the artist's 
solution acceptable. No motion was required. 

II. MID EMBARCADERO DESIGN OPTIONS DISCUSSION 

EmiHo Cruz, Waterfront Transportation Projects/CAO's Office 
Rebecca Kohl strand, Project Manager/Mid Embarcadero Project 
Dan Hodapp, Port of San Francisco 

The request for discussion of the M1d Embarcadero Design Options was Initiated 
by John KMken, Chair of the C1v1c Design Review Committee. The presentation 
and discussion was begun by Em1l1o Cruz of the Waterfront Transportation 
Projects. Mr. Cruz informed Commissioners KMken and LaRocca that the schedule 
for the M1d Embarcadero design has slipped due to the addition of the Terminal 
Separator. Rebecca Kohl strand, Project Manager for the M1d Embarcadero design 
reviewed the previous planning efforts. The current study is scheduled to be 
completed 1n July 1994. This study will look at: 

1. configuration, especially the north end of the plaza, views and shadow 
analysis; 2. financial strategies; 3. art program(s); 4. programming on plaza. 
The Port of San Francisco has asked that the configuration of the roadway be 
reconsidered. Ms. Kohlstrand Indicated that there are procedural Issues which 
the Port's scheme will need to address such as exchanges of land use with the 
Recreation and Park Department and whether funding will be jeopardized. Mr. 
Dennis Bouey, newly appointed Director of the Port presented to the Committee 
the Port's position and reasons for the request to re-configure the roadway. 
He emphasized the Port's commitment to remodeling the Ferry Building and to 
utilization of Port property. The Ferry Building project is the beginning of 
the Port's efforts to rejuvenate the waterfront. A piazza 1n front of the 
Ferry Building would provide the' cosmopolitan flavor the Port 1s seeking. With 
proper routing of the traffic and F Line, the Port 1s of the opinion that 1t 
could bring people back to the waterfront. The following comments were made by 
Commissioner KMken and LaRocca in support of the Port's position and request: 

1. The Committee felt that the ease of pedestrian flow would best be achieved 
by splitting the roadway into the two narrower roadways. 

2. Splitting the roadway would allow for the development of turnback loops at 
either end of the Ferry Building which would provide an appropriate and safe 
location for pedestrian crossings. 

3. The split roadway design would represent a major civic design opportunity 
in the joining of two of the most Important streets in San Francisco - Market 
Street and the Embarcadero. Market Street should be connected to the side of 



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the Embarcadero Instead of ending 1n the existing "dog leg". Any potential 
traffic problem created by joining Market to the Embarcadero can be controlled^ 
through bollards or other traffic control devices until proper traffic studied* 
can be completed. By taking this approach, there should be no delay 1n the 
timely execution of the project. The Market Street connection also creates a 
safe crossing place for pedestrians across the Embarcadero. 

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4. The split roadway design would allow Justin Herman Plaza to continue as the 
"front porch" of the Embarcadero Center and allows for the creation of a new 
piazza for the Ferry Building. The character of this new piazza could 
potentially focus more on the transportation aspects of the Embarcadero and 
Ferry Building. 

The members of the C1v1c Design Review Committee supported the design concept 
which was put forward by the Port. It was strongly felt that the scheme should 
be studied further as part of the Waterfront Transportation options. 
Commissioner Kriken Indicated that- a letter stating the Committee's position 
would be forwarded to the appropriate departments and committees. 

III. 45 ONONDAGA STREET, FIRE ESCAPE AND PHASE I, II, III 

DISABLED ACCESS RAMP 

Linda Alonso/Bureau of Architecture 

Linda Alonso of the Bureau of Architecture presented the project which was to 
adapt a former residence next to an Emergency Hospital for use by the Health 
Department. In adapting the stucco/Spanish style architecture, a fire escape 
and an access ramp must be added to the building. The Committee focused its 
concern on the treatment of the access ramp. The ramp which hugs one side of^^ 
the building had a open wrought Iron fence which repeated a circle design frolic 
the window grills. The Committee did not feel that the ramp was sympathetic to 
the architecture. As a compromise, the architect agreed to add 18" of stucco 
to the length of the bottom edge of the ramp which will shorten the amount of 
rail. Although approval will be given to the project under the Civic Design 
Committee Report on April 4th, Ms. Alonso 1s required to resubmit her drawings 
indicating the change agreed upon by the Commissioners. 

IV. ENERGY RECOVERY FACILITY PHASE I 

Bruce Flynn, Roger Wong/Bureau of Architecture 

Bruce Flynn of the Bureau of Architecture presented models of the Cogeneratlon 
facility, anticipated to be built next year, which will be located 1n the 
Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant. The facility has been designed to 
replace an existing 1930's building. The size of the building is roughly 100 x 
60 x 40 '. The building has a concrete frame with a concrete masonry infill 1n 
brick red and has been designed to house two generators that will burn methane 
gas to generate electricity for the plant. Mr. Flynn's design sought to use 
existing details from the other boiler house and details developed by the 
coordinating architectual consultant, HOK for the sewage treatment plant master 
plan. Highlighting the design is the main entry which utilizes a glass block 
and a canopy visually held by a large "v" of black cable. Mr. Flynn was 
complimented on his design. Commissioners Kriken and LaRocca indicated 
interest in the Phase II review of colors and materials. 



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V. CIVIC CENTER DESIGN GUIDELINES DISCUSSION 

Susana Montana/Department of City Planning 

Susana Montana of the Department of City Planning explained that currently 
building projects proposed for the Civic Center have several conflicting 
documents which address different design criteria. She is proposing to gather 
representltlves from the different agencies which sponsor or review projects 
for the C1v1c Center 1n an effort to develop a single set of design criteria 
which would be distributed at the Planning Department's zoning desk when a 
project was first being planned. Ms. Montana requested that a member of the 
Civic Design Committee and a staff person be assigned to participate on the 
project. John Kriken, Chair of Civic Design, and Joanne Chow Winship, Art 
Commission Director, volunteered to participate in the April 30th discussion 
which will be hosted by the Planning Department, but held 1n the Art 
Commission's Suite 70 meeting space. 

VI. CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW GUIDELINES 

Debra Lehane/Art Commission 

It was recommended that this Item be placed first on the next Committee agenda 
for discussion, review and approval. 

VII. Committee Report for April Full Commission Meeting 

4. Motion to approve 45 Onondaga Street, Fire Escape and 
Disabled Access Ramp Phase I, II, III. 
Motion: John Kriken, Bob LaRocca 



5. Motion to approve Energy Recovery Facility Phase I 
Motion: John Kriken, Bob LaRocca 



The informal portion of the meeting ended at 7:10 pm, 
Submitted by: 



Debra Lehane 

Civic Design Review Coordinator 



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Dear Emilio : 

Thank you for attending the March 21st Civic Design Review 
Committee meeting and for discussing the design options for 
the Mid Embarcadero with the Committee. The points 
discussed and position of the Civic Design Review Committee 
are outlined in this letter, and I would like to request 
your assistance in relaying this information to the 
Citizen's Advisory Group, the Technical Advisory Group and 
any other appropriate groups or individuals. 

The position of the Civic Design Review Committee is to 
support the splitting of the Embarcadero roadway into two 
narrower roadways. The reasons for supporting this position 
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1. The Committee felt that the ease of pedestrian flow 
would best be achieved by splitting the roadway into the two 
narrower roadways. 

2. Splitting the roadway would allow for the development of 
turnback loops at either end of the Ferry Building which 
would provide an appropriate and safe location for 
pedestrian crossings. 



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4. The split roadway design would allow Justin Herman Plaza 
to continue as the "front porch" of the Embarcadero Center 
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Building. The character of this new piazza could 
potentially focus more on the transportation aspects of the 
Embarcadero and Ferry Building. 

The members of the Civic Design Review Committee support the 

design concept which has been put forward by the Port. This 

scheme should be studied further as part of the Waterfront 
Transportation options. 

Thank you again for meeting with the Committee and we 
appreciate your assistance in distributing this information. 



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NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at 
all meetings. For information related to any of the following matters, 
please call Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art 
Commission (415) 252-2593. 

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INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
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UNITED NATIONS PLAZA PHASE I 

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Andrew Detsch/Landscape Studio 

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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW GUIDELINES 

Review and approval of revised C1v1c Design Guidelines 

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Kevin Mills or-^m Kavala/Taylor Restaurant Systems 
Deborah Learner/Recreation and Park Department 

MC LAREN LODGE HANDICAPPED RAMP 

Deborah Learner/Recreation and Park Department 

Susan McKay/The Architects Collaborative 



VI. PORTSMOUTH SQUARE REHABILITATION/LOWER LEVEL 

John Thomas, Brian Gatter/Landscape Architecture 
Susan McKay/The Architects Collaborative 
Deborah Learner/Recreation and Park Department 

VII. CABLE CAR KIOSKS/POWELL & MARKET, BAY & TAYLOR, 
DRUMM & CALIFORNIA, BEACH & HYDE 

George Hampton, Richard B1ehn/George Hampton & Associates 
Gordon Smith/Community Affairs Dept. for MUNI 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

April 18, 1994 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:15 p.m. 

I . ROLL 

Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 

John Kriken 

Robert LaRocca (arrived 3:30 pm) 

Anne Healy (departed 6:20 pm) 

Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/C1v1c Design Review Committee Coordinator 

II. UNITED NATIONS PLAZA 50th ANNIVERSARY PHASE I 

Stephanie Rapp, UN 50 Anniversary Committee 
Andrew Detsch, Landscape Studio 

Stephanie Rapp, Executive Director of UN 50 Committee informed the Civic Design 
Review Committee of the goals of the UN 50 Committee to commemorate the signing 
of the United Nations Charter which occurred in San Francisco in 1945. A group 
of citizens known as the UN 50 Committee have been meeting to plan events for 
the 1995 50th anniversary celebration. One of the projects sponsored by the UN 
Committee involves the Installation of text from the UN charter to the existing 
UN plaza from Market Street to Hyde Street. Drew Detsch of Landscape Studios 
was Introduced to describe the specific design components which are being 
proposed. The design is Intended to commemorate the United Nations without 
affecting the current or future activities of the plaza. The commemorative 
design is intended to balance and work with the existing elements 1n the brick 
paved plaza. The existing elements consist of the fountain, an obelisk, the 
latitude and longitude meridian markings, two flag poles and the light 
standards. The design presented by the UN 50 Committee proposes to etch the 
Declaration of Humans Rights on the vertical surface of the existing obelisk. 
The proposed addition of upward lighting to the existing flag poles allows the 
flags of the United States and the United Nations to be flown 24 hours a day. 
Significant horizontal paving elements begin with the proposed installation of 
a Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxiom of the world in granite with 1/4 inch bronze 
edging measuring 20 feet by 50 feet at the Market Street end of the plaza. As 
one progresses through the plaza toward City Hall, the Preamble to the United 
Nations Charter would be etched onto a 25 foot high by 36 foot wide horizontal 
area of sierra white granite. Continuing through the plaza would be additional 
granite pavers measuring 7 feet high by 36 feet wide which would pull dynamic 
excerpts from the Purposes and Principles of the UN. Located at the axis of 
the plaza would be the logo of the UN also a granite inlaid in the brick plaza. 



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The proposal calls for the replacement of the wooden benches with granite /^ 
plinth benches 7 " thick. The vertical surfaces of the bench seats would have 
repeated phrases etched 1n letters mearsurlng approximately 5" high. Finally, 
the names of the members of the UN as they joined 1s proposed to be etched into 
the existing granite light standards. 

The members of the C1v1c Design Review Committee expressed concern about the 
relationship of the new design and the existing design. They asked the sponsor 
to research the original plan for the area, the existing UN Plaza fountain and 
the text which had originally been proposed for the fountain. The Civic Design 
Committee reserved the right to look at how the fountain is incorporated into 
the commemorative design proposal. Other concerns from the C1v1c Design 
Committee related to the amount of text for the space and whether it was too 
much text for the plaza. The Civic Design Committee also identified the 
scaling of the letters for the separate items to be critical. Finally the 
Civic Design Committee also raised the Issue of whether the Buckmlnster Fuller 
map is the appropriate way to depict the world and whether the preamble should 
break down into another form and shape. The Civic Design Committee was 
sympathetic to the time constraints of the project and agreed to hold a special 
meeting in two weeks to further review the proposed project. There was no 
motion. 



III. CIVIC DESIGN GUIDELINES DISCUSSION 

Debra Lehane, Art Commission 

The Committee discussed with Ms. Lehane potential wording for the philosophy (V 
the C1v1c Design Review Process to be incorporated 1n the first section of the 
revised version of the Civic Design Review Guidelines. Ms. Lehane was 
instructed to work with the text and present the re-wr1tten portion to the 
Committee at its next meeting. There was no motion. 

IV. SHARP PARK CLUBHOUSE AND RESTAURANT ADDITION PHASE I 

Tom Kaval a/Taylor Restaurant Systems 

Deborah Learner/Recreation and Park Department 

Deborah Learner of the Recreation and Park Department briefly explained the 
project and Introduced Tom Kaval a of Taylor Restaurant Systems. The project 
proposes an expansion to the Sharp Park Clubhouse and Restaurant located 1n 
Pac1f1ca. The City of Padflca's Historic Landmarks Society has already 
commented on the project. The restaurant expansion 1s a single story with a 
peaked roof. The windows repeat an earlier design 1n a smaller format to 
comply with Title 24 energy conservation. The Committee requested that the 
windows turn the corner and that the door be moved over. The framing detail is 
to match the existing for light and shadow features. A sidewalk circles the 
building and the before mentioned door provides an emergency exit for the 
handicapped. The Committee would like to see at the Phase II review how the 
sidewalk and landscaping will be incorporated. A Phase I motion was moved and 
approved. See Reports and Orders. 



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V. MC LAREN LODGE HANDICAPPED RAMP PHASE I 

Deborah Learner/Recreation and Park Department 
Susan McKay/The Architects Collaborative 

Deborah Learner of the Recreation and Park Department introduced for the 
Committee the need for the Recreation and Park Department to add a ramp to 
McLaren Lodge to provide access to the first floor offices and meeting rooms. 
The ramp is Intended for the front of the Lodge. Susan McKay of The Architects 
Collaborative explained how the project would require the removal of an 
existing porch. The new porch will then be raised to meet the front door 
providing access at the main doorway entrance. With the ramp addition, the 
Department intends to add a pedestrian walkway for access to the Lodge. It was 
decided that a decorative pattern on the ramp should repeat to the column with 
a break to end the design. Next, the Committee's discussion focused on the 
historic appearance which has always been a vine covered structure. The 
earthlness of the building and its landscaping has an Important relationship to 
one another and a certain charm which should be maintained, if possible. The 
Committee asked 1f a space between the building and the ramp could be 
considered which would allow for the retention of the vines. The Committee 
asked that Phase II address the questions concerning the vines. The Committee 
moved to approve Phase I. See Reports and Orders. 

VI. PORTSMOUTH SQUARE REHABILITATION/LOWER LEVEL PHASE I 

Brian Gatter/Landscape Architecture 
Rich Kozono/The Architects Collaborative 
Deborah Learner/Recreation and Park Department 

Deborah Learner of the Recreation and Park Department Introduced the final 
Recreation and Park Department item on the agenda for the April meeting. 
Submitted for Phase I approval was the design for the lower level of Portsmouth 
Square which includes a disabled access path and a multi-purpose room under the 
pedestrian bridge. Rich Kozono of The Architects Collaborative described the 
design concept of the building for the multi-purpose room. Placement of the 
room under the bridge limits the celling height of the room to between 7 feet 
and 11 feet. The design strategy 1s to pull the building out from under the 
bridge slightly at an angle which parallels a wall in the park. This treatment 
removes the building from being completely in the shadow of the bridge and 
allows for a row of skylights made of polycarbonate and angled to discourage 
access from the bridge above. The park side or south facade has doors which 
open onto the park which allows activities to flow Into the adjacent area 
during the day. The facility will also be available for nighttime use. The 
south wall with the skylights above 1s proposed to have integral color concrete 
as the material. The proposed material for the east and north facades 1s a 
metal panel system. Glazing other than the skylights will be wired glass. The 
Committee began Its discussion by commenting on how they Hked the use of the 
space under the bridge. The Committee identified as a concern the separation of 
the bridge structure from the room structure and that the relationship of the 
structures 1s a key problem. It was the recommendation of the Committee that 
the architects wrap the plane wall of the structure with common materials 
Instead of the material change as presented. It was suggested that placement 
of the entry be studied. Finally, the Committee asked that the angled wall was 



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be pulled out 1 to 1-1/2 feet and more exaggerated. It was felt that this 
would allow for a perpendicular connection of the building to the bridge. 
The Committee also asked that the architects study the colors and consider 
their relationship to the colors approved on the upper terrace. Brian Gatter 
of the Landscape Architecture department briefly Identified the landscape 
changes to the lower level. A large staircase will connect the lower level to 
the upper level; a ramp has been added for access between the upper and lower 
levels; pedestrian flow and circulation was reviewed. The Committee asked the 
representitives to relay to the Parking Authority the need to improve the 
signage at the entry of the garage to reduce the visual clutter and supported 
the efforts by the landscape architects and Rec/Park to create a green zone 
around the garage and park. The project received a phase I approval from the 
Committee. See Reports and Orders. 

VII. CABLE CAR KIOSKS/POWELL & MARKET, BAY & TAYLOR, PHASE I 

DRUMM & CALIFORNIA, BEACH & HYDE 

George Hampton, Richard Biehn/George Hampton & Associates 
Gordon Smith/Community Affairs Dept. for MUNI 

Mary Anne Milner, representing Gordon Smith, explained that the Public 
Utilities Commission has Issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a vendor to 
operate a concession to sell cable car specific materials at the four cable car 
turn arounds. The locations are Powell & Market, Bay & Taylor, Drumm & — 
California, Beach & Hyde. The RFP calls for the vendor to build and maintains 
kiosks at the four locations. George Hampton of George Hampton & Assocs., to 
whom the contract will be awarded, presented a rendering of a kiosk which 
mimics the appearance of the cable car. The structure 1s open to the public on 
one side with a security door which rolls down for closure at night. The size 
of the kiosk varies due to the locations. Employees for George Hampton & 
Associates will also maintain the four locations. The Committee indicated that 
siting of the structures 1n each of the locations 1s critical. They also 
requested a rendering of how the structure will appear when the door is closed. 
They found no objection to the basic design concept of the kiosk, but requested 
that each site be defined with an overview of the area. Also, placement of any 
kiosks must be made with consideration of future plans for each area. The 
vendor was asked to research this information with the Department of Public 
Works and the Department of City Planning. A phase I approval was given to the 
cable car design concept only. See Reports and Orders. 

VIII. 45 Onondaga Handicap Ramp Phase III 

Linda Alonso/Bureau of Architecture 

As requested by the C1v1c Design Review Committee 1n last month's review of the 
45 Onondaga project, Ms. Alonso presented the corrected working drawings for 
her project which incorporated the agreed changes. There was no motion. 



C1v1c Design Review Committee M1nutes/Apr1l 18, 1994 
IX. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve Sharp Park Clubhouse and Restaurant addition 
Phase I. 

Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve McLaren Lodge Handicapped Ramp Phase I. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve Portsmouth Square Rehabilitation/Lower Level Phase I 
Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to approve Cable Car kiosks design concept only Phase I 
Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

X. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:35 pm. 



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please call Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco 
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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH 
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OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH 
CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH 
COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 

I. Roll Call 

II. UNITED NATIONS PLAZA PHASE I 

FIFIETH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE DESIGN 

Andrew Detsch/Landscape Studio 

Stephanie Rapp/Execut1ve Director UN 50 Committee 

III. CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW GUIDELINES 

Review and approval of revised C1v1c Design Guidelines 
Debra Lehane/SF Art Commission 



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SPECIAL MEETING 

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill 333 Bush Street Suite 2300 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:45 p.m. 



I . ROLL 

Commissioners Present 
John KMken 
Robert LaRocca 
Aris Demetrios 



Commissioners Excused 
Anne Healy 



Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



II. UNITED NATIONS PLAZA 50th ANNIVERSARY PHASE I 

Stephanie Rapp, UN 50 Anniversary Committee 

Andrew Detsch, Landscape Studio 

Anne Kohs, UN 50 Anniversary Committee 

Drew Detsch presented slides of the existing conditions 1n the United Nations 
plaza and with Art Commission staff person Debra Lehane provided background 
research on United Nations plaza and fountain design. 

The Committee was Informed about the major fountain design feature which 
consists of a tidal pool action. The fountain was designed with the concept of 
continent masses and Islands joined together by the world's oceans. The slowly 
raising level of the water in the basin slowly fills, mimics the rising tide. 
When it reaches the maximum depth, valves open to flush the water. The rising 
tide then repeats in a cycle. The vertical and arched fountain jets were to be 
used on special occasions. According to the stationary engineers for the 
fountain, the tidal action of the fountain has not functioned for approximately 
18 years. The stationary engineer reported that "something" happened many 
years ago to cause the fountain to be shut down and it is DPW's position that 
to operate the fountain as designed is not cost effective, since 1t requires 
staffing of an engineer whenever the tidal action 1s in operation. The 
fountain needs a full mechanical and electrical evaluation and repairs before 
the tidal activity could be activated. The Committee requested that Ms. Lehane 
contact D1ck Chalx who 1s familiar with the electrical and mechanical for 
assistance in making the evaluation. As for the concept of text on the 
fountain, although it was depicted to have text on renderings dated 1975 
presented by Ernest Born, text consultant to the project, neither Mr. Detsch, 
nor Ms. Lehane could find evidence that the concept had ever been fully 
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The Civic Design Committee instructed Ms. Lehane to contact Lawrence Halprin as 
a courtesy to inform him of the project and to further research background on 
the plaza. 

Discussion then focused on the specific proposal for the 50th Anniversary 
Commemorative design. Mr. Detsch informed the Committee of changes to the size 
of the granite tablets for the Preamble to 15 x 10'; the text panels to 4' x 
22'; and the UN logo to a 15' diameter. Slides were shown which presented the 
massing in the plaza and the rhythm of the proposed insets. 

Added to the design were two 2' x 12' granite walls at the end of the 
promenades which would hold identification of the UN information and charter 
members. He indicated that DPW Landscape Architecture department has informed 
him of a proposed change of the light standards in the area which would affect 
the ability to place the names of the countries as they joined the UN. The 
Civic Design Committee took a very strong position of wanting the existing 
light standards to remain stating that the space should be retained for future 
generations and the design preserved. The approval of the design of light 
standards is given to the Art Commission by the Charter Section 3.601. 

The Committee liked the sense of the place being created by the design and the 
space being used as a marker and a theme area, but was concerned about the 
design being too spotty. 

The existing obelisk presents design problems and how 1t should relate to the 
new elements. Ms. Lehane was asked to again check with Lawrence Halprin about 
the original Intent of the obelisk and its importance to the existing design 
and the potential for its removal if it improves the overall design of the 
plaza. 

The following changes and suggestions were made concerning the design: 

1. It was suggested that the UN logo and the Preamble be switched in locations. 
This would keep all the geometric hard shaped text panels within the promenade 
space. The circular shaped logo would relate to the circular shapes of the 
flag poles and announce the space with the recognized logo. The Preamble would 
be on the prominent axis in center of the promenade. 

2. The granite pavers will require a border which is a design detail the 
Committee would like to see at the next approval. 

3. The 2 x 12 ' wall ends were eliminated. The use of two existing bollards 
or the potential replacement of the bollards with an elegant appropriate shape 
was suggested if something at the ends to carry a message is deemed necessary. 

4. The Buckminster Fuller Dymaxiom of the world was eliminated. This allows 
for the commemorative proposal to occupy the specific space of the promenade 
and retains the Market Street Plaza space design. 

The next presentation should resolve the size of the text within the granite 
field, the significance, purpose and use of the obelisk, and how granite slab 
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The final discussion conerned the bench design element. The overall design 
proposes to replace the existing wood benches with granite benches. The 
Committee felt that wood was a warmer, more inviting material for seating. 
Unless the UN 50 Anniversary Committee could develop a better design for the 
benches, it was the position of the Civic Design Review Committee that the 
existing benches should remain. 

The Committee recommended a Phase I approval of the basic design concept. See 
Reports and Orders: 

III. CIVIC DESIGN GUIDELINES 

The revised Civic Design Review Guidelines were considered with minor changes 
to the wording suggested before final approval. 

IV. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve the basic design concept for the UN 
50th Anniversary Commemoration for United Nations Plaza. 
Motion: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

V. ADJOURNMENT 
The meeting was adjourned at 5:15 pm. 



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I. Roll Call 

II. SAN FRANCISCO COURTS BUILDING 

Judge Hanlon/ San Francisco Courts 

Bobble Sue Hood/ Hood Miller Associates 

John M.Y. Lee/Mark Cavagnero Assoc. /John M.Y. Lee 



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III. MUNI OPERATOR RESTROOMS 

Duncan Watry/ MUNI Service Planner 
Catherine Cronin/ Project Manager 

IV. SHARP PARK CLUBHOUSE AND RESTAURANT ADDITION 

Kevin Mills or Tom Cavala/Taylor Restaurant Systems 
Deborah Learner/Recreation and Park Department 



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Potrero Street 
Elevation Change 



Herbert McLaughlin, Kelly Galloway/Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz 

VI. CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW GUIDELINES 

Recommendation to adopt revised Civic Design Guidelines 
Debra Lehane/SF Art Commission 




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with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
l>e held at 25 Van Ness Avenue. San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings arc held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the Iwo main 
elevators In the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curhslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-slopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center HART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

May 16, 1994 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 



I . ROLL 

Commissioners 



Present 



Commissioners Excused 



John Kriken 
Robert LaRocca 
Anne Healy 

Staff Present 



Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



II. SAN FRANCISCO COURTS BUILDING 

Judge Hanlon/San Francisco Courts 

Bobbie Sue Hood/Hood Miller Associates 

John M.Y. Lee/Mark Cavagnero Assoc. /John M.Y, 



PHASE II 



Lee 



John Lee reviewed outstanding design issues from the last Civic Design Review 
of the project. The first item for discussion involved the mechanical roof line 
and whether to have a mansard to screen the mechanical. The Committee 
preferred the design without a mansard and instructed the architects to keep 
the penthouse simple and as low as possible. The next item involved the cupola 
at the entrance. The Committee requested that the architects study the cupola 
further and develop various flat approaches to the corner. The Committee 
expressed interest in seeing how the joint line of the building to the sldewlak 
will be detailed. Mr. Lee explained that there is a subtle color and texture 
change which occurs at the base of the building. The materials identified for 
the project are Sierra white granite for the facade, gray coated lead for the 
roof, stainless steel at the entrance, medium gray for the trim color and light 
green glazing for the windows. Stone or metal buttons are being considered for 
the window sill, but has not been finalized as a decision. The Committee asked 
1f a decision had been made as to how the building would be identified and 
asked for information regarding the building ID at the next meeting. The 
architects advised the Committee of the potential for the garage door to be 
moved to the Polk Street side of the building. The Committee expressed a 
preference for the garage to be on the Redwood Alley side saying that a garage 
door on Polk Street looked like a "mouse hole" and out of place. Finally, the 
Committee asked the architects to be prepared to advise the Committee about the 
street/landscape language which will surround the building. This Includes 
street lighting, sidewalk materials, trees, and details of the entry paving. 
The Committee expressed an interest in keeping the streetscape 1n the Civic 
Center uniform. The architects expressed a preference for no trees adjacent to 
the building. The Committee recommended a Phase II approval. See Reports and 
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III. MUNI OPERATOR RESTROOMS PHASE II 

Duncan Watry/MUNI Service Planner 
Catherine Cronln/Project Manager 

Duncan Watry and Catherine Cronin reviewed for the Committee the proposed sites 
for the Muni operator restrooms and any comments from the public or problems 
identified with the site from the last review of the project. 

1. Jackson and Webster - The unit fits into the indentation of Jackson 
Street. Site was approved. 

2. 46th and Wawona - The unit could not be placed where the Committee had 
suggested due to a motel stairway, but was placed to group with an existing 
handicap ramp. Site was approved 

3. 20th and 3rd Street - The Committee preferred that the unit be moved 1-2' 
away from the building corner to separate the structure from the building. 
Site was approved. 

4. Kearny and Embarcadero - It was confirmed that the site preferred by the 
Committee would accommodate the unit. Site was approved. 

5. Chestnut and Fillmore - The project sponsors met with the school principal. 
The principal preferred that the unit be moved to the Fillmore side of the 
building to an unlandscaped area near the auditorium entrance. Site was 
approved. 

6. Lyon and Greenwich - The community preferred to have the unit moved 
downhill to a block with commercial uses. The community also preferred a roof 
with a tile treatment. The modified unit with tile was not approved. The 
Committee indicated that the Ocean Beach design should be used or the standard 
unit design. Site was approved. 

7. 48th and Point Lobos - The unit 1s being placed 1n the city's right of way 
north of the proposed site. The activity across the street from the location 
is more commercial. Site was approved. 

The materials are a cast concrete 1n a warm beige tone with clear glass block 
Insets and a metal door to match the body color. The Committee recommended a 
light sand blasting be included in the specs. The Committee also requested 
design detail to the top edge of a flashing with an up turn which would give a 
simple 3/4" definition to the top edge. The Committee moved to recommend a 
Phase II approval. See Reports and Orders. 

IV. SHARP PARK CLUBHOUSE AND RESTAURANT ADDITION PHASE 11,111 

Tom Caval a/Taylor Restaurant Systems 

Deborah Learner/Recreation and Park Department 

Tom Cavala presented new drawings which Identified concerns from last month's 
review of the project. The drawings showed that the door had been moved and 
the windows made to wrap the corner of the building as requested by the 
Committee. The top design of the window replicated the shadow and detail of 
the existing windows. The sidewalk has had a 6" stem wall added. The beige 
color, determined by the Recreation and Park Department, will match the 
existing color. Juniper tarns will be planted in landscaped areas. The roof 
will be a Maxitlle terra-cotta red. The gutter will hide the edge of the roof. 
The Committee moved to recommend a Phase II and III approval for the project. 
See Reports and Orders. 



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V. CIVIC DESIGN GUIDELINES DISCUSSION 

Debra Lehane, Art Commission 

The Committee asked that a Construction/Implementation statement be added to 
the end of the guidelines which Identifies the responsibility of the applicant 
to Inform the Commission of any changes which occur to the approved design 
during the construction of the project. The guidelines were approved with the 
added language. See Reports and Orders. 

VI. STAFF REPORT: RICHMOND RECREATION CENTER 

T1m Lillyquist, Recreation and Park Department 

Tim Lillyquist of the Recreation and Park Department explained that the 
Department has reconsidered the inclusion of the parking lot for the Richmond 
Recreation Center and 1s considering an alternative to the parking. Instead of 
a parking lot, the Department is considering 90 degree parking on 18th and 19th 
Avenues next to the building. To accomplish this, they are proposing to move 
the building on the lot 8-10' east creating a green zone on the 19th Avenue 
side of the building. Advantages to this proposal Include more street parking 
for the community, the recreation center sits in a m1n1-park setting with more 
landscaped areas available around the building. The building 1s also set apart 
from the residential community as having a different function. The Informal 
inquiry by Mr. Lillyquist was to request the C1v1c Design Review Committee's 
reaction to the proposed change before committing funds from the Recreation and 
Park Department for the modification. The Committee indicated that the 
proposal had merit and as long as the community accepts the Idea and the 
artist, Seyed Alavl remain Involved in the redesign of the landscaped areas and 
new design opportunities that they had no design objections. 

VIII. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve the San Francisco Courts Building Phase II. 
Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve MUNI Operator Restrooms Phase II. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve Sharp Park Clubhouse and Restaurant addition 
Phase I, II. 

Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to adopt the revised Civic Design Review Guidelines. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

X. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:20 pm. 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 
CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE GUIDELINES 



INTRODUCTION 



The Art Commission's responsibility for the approval of the design of structures 
on city property 1s identified in Charter Section 3.601. The charter gives power 
to the Commission for the review and approval "with respect to the design of 
buildings, bridges, viaducts, elevated ways, approaches, gates, fences, lamps or 
other structures erected or to be erected upon land belonging to the city and 
county, and concerning arches, bridges, structures and approaches which are the 
property of any corporation or private individual and which shall hereafter be 
erected or contracted for, and may advise in respect to lines, grades and platting 
of public ways and grounds." (San Francisco Charter Section 3.601) 



The San Francisco Art Commission adopted, 
Statement: 



in 1993, the following Mission 



The San Francisco Art Commission is the City Agency that champions the arts 1n San 
Francisco. Believing that a creative cultural environment is essential to the 
City's well being, our programs integrate the arts into all aspects of City Life. 

The first goal in the Strategic Plan of the Art Commission is "To ensure the 
highest quality of urban design where the arts are a constant presence. " The 
urban design review responsibility 1s assigned to a standing subcommittee of 
Commissioners called the Civic Design Review Committee. The Committee is composed 
of two architects, one landscape architect and one artist. 

The Civic Design Review Committee has a responsibility to insure that civic 

projects clearly reflect the public interest by being appropriate to their 

surroundings in design, scale, massing, and are easily accessible, safe, 
comfortable, and respresent the highest urban design standards. 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Architectural and Civic Design Projects 

Projects submitted to the San Francisco Art Commission are evaluated in accordance 
with a three phase review process which allows the Commission to assist the 
applicant in developing a project that will attain a high level of design quality 
and fit appropriately Into the urban environment. The review process also assists 
the applicant by providing Commission guidance prior to the expenditure of large 
amounts of time and capital in the preparation of detailed design and construction 
documents. 

Applicants seeking project review and approval from the Art Commission should send 
a letter requesting that the project be placed on the agenda of the Civic Design 
Review Committee. Such letters of request must be received at the Commission's 
office by noon Monday one week prior to the scheduled monthly Civic Design 
Committee meeting. The project will be scheduled by the Civic Design Review 
Coordinator for review. The mailing address is: Civic Design Review, San 
Francisco Art Commission, 25 Van Ness Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS 



The Commission's 
recommendations 
"disapproval" 
meeting 



Civic Design Review Committee will make one of the following 

either "approval" or "approval with contingencies" or 

to the full Art Commission at its next regularly scheduled 

The Civic Design Review Committee may choose to 



approval/disapproval, requesting the applicant to re-submit the project 
approval. All contingencies must be removed for Final Phase III 
Project with pending environment reviews will not receive a final 
approval until the certification of any Environmental Impact Report 
Environmental Declaration has occurred. 



withhold 

for design 

approval . 

Phase III 

or Negative 



Applicants are required to have a representative available at the Civic Design 
Committee's meeting to explain their project and answer questions of the 
Committee. Attendance of the applicant at the full Commission meeting 1s not 
required - unless specifically requested by the Committee. 

Project Submission Requirements are as follows: 

PHASE I SCHEMATIC DESIGN REVIEW 



Purpose: 



To review the project in Its conceptual and schematic form. 



The Phase I introductory presentation to the Committee is critical in defining the 
project. The presentation should begin with a general introduction of the project 
and the project sponsor's goals. This introduction should contain history of the 
project and/or building and Its historical significance, 1f appropriate. The 
departmental programming concerns, requirements, functions and services which are 
or will be performed within the building or project should be established. Within 
the presentation, architectural criteria such as building massing, specific design 
goals and concerns should be reviewed. It is the responsibility of the presenting 
agency to Identify for the Committee any Master Plan considerations, Environmental 
reviews, or comments of other reviewing agencies (I.e. Landmarks Board). Major 
projects may require more than one meeting before Phase I approval 1s obtained. 



Concerns: 



Minimum 
Requirements: 



1. Location of the project site; 

2. Relationship of the proposed construction to the site 
and its effect on the surrounding community; 

3. General form, appearance, and character of the project as 
1t relates to the surrounding physical environment; 

4. General materials of construction; and 

5. Potential for art enrichment within the scope of the project 

1. Photographs of the actual building site and the Immediate 
surrounding area (black and white, or color 8 x 10 ", 
mounted on Ught-weight board not to exceed 30 x 40 1n 
dimension that will also Include a site map identifying the 
exact location and surrounding vicinity of the project). 

2. Schematic design drawings mounted on I1ght-we1ght board not 
to exceed 30 x 40 1n dimension. (Exceptions to the 
maximum size may be made for projects the scope and scale 
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While drawings are preferred with color applied to 
differentiate areas and materials, black-and-white drawings 
will be accepted. Drawings should include: 

a. Site plan Including surrounding area; 

b. Schematic building elevations plans and sections; 

c. Perspective sketch(es) - Note: sketches are desired 
but not required for landscape or playground projects. 



The applicant will be responsible for transporting drawings, 
materials samples, and other visual aids to all required 
meetings. 

3. Three-dimensional study or presentation models are desirable 
when appropriate but not always required. However, such 
models may be required at the discretion of the Civic Design 
Committee or the full Art Commission. 

4. Documents identifying project funding sources to identify 
eligible art enrichment projects. 

Note: If a project 1s determined to be art enrichment eligible, the applicant or 
appropriate representative shall agree to meet with the Commission's Public Art 
Staff to develop preliminary plans for the incorporation of art work(s) in the 
project prior to Phase I review and approval of the project by the Civic 
Design Committee. 

Should the Visual Arts Committee elect to make no recommendation for inclusion of 
art enrichment in the project, the applicant shall receive a document so stating 
and shall be released from any further obligations regarding art enrichment 1n the 
project. 

PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT REVIEW 



Purpose 



To Review the project in more detail prior to applicant's 
commencing with contract documents. 



Phase II Design review begins with a brief summary of the Phase I discussion which 
identifies the areas of concern to be addressed during the Phase II review. 



Concerns: 



Minimum 
Requirements: 



1. Detailed site development Including landscaping; 

2. Specific Architectural design or urban design appearance; 

3. Specific materials and textures; 

4. Design details as they affect project appearance; 

5. General color scheme; and 

6. Detailed art enrichment proposal for the project, if 
applicable, describing the parameters of the program, 
type of art work to be considered, location(s), 

and funding amounts to be allocated for art work. 

1. All materials submitted for Phase I review with further 

design development. Drawings to be mounted on I1ght-we1ght 
board not to exceed 30 x 40" in dimension. Color coding 
desired but not required. 



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Minimum 

Requirements 

Cont. 



2. 



3. 
4. 



Landscape schematic plan to be mounted on 

light-weight board not to exceed 30 x 40 ' in dimension. 

Color coding desired but not required. 

Samples of proposed colors and materials. 

Outline of the art enrichment program for the project and 

proposed budget for art work. 



Note: The applicant or appropriate representative shall consult with the 
Commission's Visual Arts Committee in order to finalize the art enrichment plan 
prior to Phase III review of the project by the Civic Design Committee. 

PHASE III CONTRACT DOCUMENT REVIEW 



Purpose: 



To insure that the completed project will conform to earlier 
submittals and that the final project is acceptable as to 
quality, appropriateness of materials and aesthetic merit of 
design. Should any design changes occur after Phase III review 
or as a result of the bid process, it is the sponsors 
responslblity to return with the project for an additional Phase 
III review and approval/disapproval of changes. 



Concerns: 


1. 




2. 




3. 




4. 




5. 




6. 


Minimum 




Requirements: 


1. 



they affect the project aesthetic and 
and finishes; 



2. 



3. 



4. 



Final design details as 

function; 

Specific materials, textures, 

Site development details; 

Specific external colors and any Internal colors affecting 

exterior appearance; 

External project graphics and signage; and 

Art Enrichment project details describing their 

relationship to local aesthetic, environmental, and 

social concerns. 

One set of bound substantially complete project 

working drawings (color coding of important drawings 

and details will speed review). 

Project's exterior color scheme to be mounted on a 

light-weight board not to exceed 30 x 40" 1n dimensions. 

Project's exterior graphics and signage to be presented 1n 

most descriptive and convenient manner. 

Evidence that applicant 1s working with the Commission's 

Visual Arts Committee on art enrichment for the project. 



CONSTRUCTION/IMPL EMENTA TION: 

It is the responsibility of the applicant to Inform the Art Commission of any 
changes which affect the design and/or materials as approved by the Art Commission 
through the Civic Design Review three phase process. 

FURTHER ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE COORDINATOR OF THE CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW 

COMMITTEE. 252-2593 

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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY AUGUST 15, 1994 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 

NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address the 
Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation by 
the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Debra 
Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 
252-2593. 



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155 Grove Street 

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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE 
III FINAL APPROVAL) 

I. Roll Call 

II. SOUTH BEACH PARK SUBSTATION 
PHASE I, II 

Ken Jew, Project Manager/Public Utilities Commission 

III. NEW SHERIFF'S FACILITY - 5TH FLOOR ADDITION 
PHASE I, II 

Woody Jones, Ernie Ramilo/Bureau of Architecture 

IV. SAN FRANCISCO COURTS BUILDING 
PHASE II, REVIEW AND DISCUSSION 

Mark Cavagnero/Mark CavagneroAssoc./John M.Y. Lee 
Bobbie Sue Hood/Hood Miller Associates 

V. BEACH CHALET REHABILITATION PROJECT/GOLDEN GATE PARK 
PHASE I, II 

Deborah Learner/Recreation and Park Dept. 

Clark Manus/Heller and Leake Architects 

Jorge Alfaro, Catherine Carroll/Bureau of Architecture 

VI. FIRE STATION tt 37 
PHASE I, II 

Chris Blgelow, Roger Wong/Bureau of Architecture 

VII. OCEAN BEACH TERMINAL KIOSK PROJECT/LA PLAYA AND CABRILLO 
PHASE I 

Catherine Cronin, John Katz/MUNI 

VIII. STAFF REPORTS 

A. MID EMBARCADERO OPEN SPACE PROJECT 

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IX. ADJOURNMENT 



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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Mccilngs, and Individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings arc held In Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators In the lobby of the building. 

Accessible .seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 



Accessible curbslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location arc: 

J, K, I,, M, and N Trains-slopping al Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more Information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals wiih severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hoUInc at (415)554-8925 lo discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings arc reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonla Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 al least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored If possible. 



MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 



25 Van Ness Avenue 



Auqust 15, 1994 

- Commission Meeting Room 
3:00 P.M. 



Suite 70 



The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 



I . ROLL 

Commissioners 



Present 



Commissioners Excused 



Robert LaRocca (arr. 5:10) 

Anne Healv 

Rod Freebalrn-Smith 

Wi 1 11am Meyer 



Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Cultural Affairs 

II. SOUTH BEACH PARK SUBSTATION PHASE I, II 

Ken Jew, Project Manager/Public Transportation Commission 

Ken Jew, Project Manager for the Public Transportation Commission introduced 
the other members of the design team for the South Beach Park Substation 
located at 2nd Street in the South Beach Park. Introduced to the committee 
were Project Engineer, John Font, Richard Claire and Miguel Atello. Richard 
Claire reviewed the area surrounding the Park Substation. Ron Niewiarowski of 
the PTC reviewed for the Committee the criteria for siting the substation and 
how the site chosen was the only viable site for providing power to the F-Line. 
The building 1s designed to compliment the 50's design of the ILWU building 
which is adjacent to the site. The substation is proposed to be constructed of 
cast aggregate with a split face of contrasting dark bands with alternating 
blue bands. The building massing is 14 feet and the mechanical on the roof 
will not be visible. The building 1s not open to the public. Access is only 
for occasional maintenance. The roll up service door is located to the rear at 
the parking lot and the service door is located to the side. Door colors will 
be blue to match the blue bands. A small steel picket fence above concrete is 
flush with the facade spanning the space between the substation and the ILWU 
buildings. The Committee requested a confirmation that the blue matches the 
existing blue of the site buildings and that the Redevelopment Agency will 
coordinate the fence design with the building. The Committee would also like 
to see elevations for all four sides of the building and the fence design. A 
motion to approve the project for Phase I and II was passed with the 
understanding that the before mentioned concerns will need to be resolved at 
the Phase III review. 

1. Motion to approve South Beach Park Substation Phase I, II. 
Motion: William Meyer 
Consensus: Unanimous 

The PTC plans to bring before the Committee in September the review of transit 
shelters along the south Embarcadero and King Street. Ken Jew presented to the 
Committee for informal discussion the conceptual design of 5 shelters proposed 
for the South Embarcadero and King Street F-Line. Briefly reviewed for the 
Committee was Urban Design Criteria for the shelters which included: 1. 
passenger comfort, wind screens; 2. modular design to allow for expansion; 3. 
maintainable; 4. minimize destruction of views to the bay; 5. airy and 



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II. SOUTH BEACH PARK SUBSTATION (CONT.) A 

transparent designs using glass, painted metals which continues the marine blue 
theme chosen for the Embarcadero. MUNI's design provides a barrel-shaped 
canopy for the existing transit platforms. MUNI cannot provide the passengers 
with the canopy shelters without maintenance. The maintenance and upkeep of 
the platforms will be provided by contractual agreement with Gannet Advertising 
in exchange for advertising on the platforms. Gannet 1s responsible for 
providing other amenities such as seating. The Committee expressed concern 
that the three sided advertising kiosk is strongly associated with the Market 
Street Corridor and should not be used on the transit platforms. The 
Embarcadero should develop its own vocabulary of shapes which relate to the 
feel of a working waterfront. Other comments from the Committee included a 
preference for no advertising on the pedestrian level of the bay, creating a 
design which has as few columns as possible (the span between columns should be 
expanded as far as possible), relate the canopy to the design of the street 
lamps, keep the design simple with metal and glass materials, artists could be 
used to create a unique look for the separate individual MUNI platforms. 

III. NEW SHERIFF'S FACILITY - 5TH FLOOR ADDITION PHASE 1,11 

Woody Jones, Bureau of Architecture 

Woody Jones of the Bureau of Architecture and Michael LaVigne of the Sheriff's 
Department explained how more funding for the New Sheriff's facility at 7th and 
Bryant had become available and that the project coming before the Committee 
provided for the top floor between the elevator towers to be filed. The new 
addition will provide a recreation area which is required per Title 15 for 
medium security inmates. The addition will also provide additional office 
space. Beverly Pryor of Beverly Pryor and Assocs. explained the project. 
Because it is an addition to an existing design, materials and colors will 
match the existing building. Due to a budget consideration, the addition will 
have a stucco finish that matches the existing color of the existing building. 
Although the Committee expressed some concern about the potential for color 
change, it was not considered to be significant since the top floor has little 
visibility due to surrounding structures. The Committee recommended a Phase I 
and II approval. See Reports and Orders. 

2. Motion to approve New Sheriff's Facility 5th Floor addition Phase I, II. 
Motion: William Meyer 
Consensus: Unanimous 

IV. SAN FRANCISCO COURTS BUILDING REVIEW/DISCUSSION PHASE II 

Judge Hanlon, San Francisco Courts 
Bobbie Sue Hood, Hood Miller Associates 
Mark Cavagnero, Mark Cavagnero Assoc. /John M.Y. Lee 

The San Francisco Courts Building project was asked to present to the C1v1c 
Design Review Committee in order to acquaint the new members of the Committee 
with the project prior to the project's return for a Phase III approval 1n 
September. The additional review would also allow for the resolution of any 
outstanding concerns which the Committee may have concerning the project's 
design. Judge Hanlon began the presentation, introducing Bobbie Sue Hood of 
Hood Miller Associates. Ms. Hood Informed the Committee that the Landmarks 
Preservation Board and Planning Commission had completed their review of the ^^ 
project. She then introduced Mark Cavagnero of Mark Cavagnero Assoc /John M v 
Lee. Mr. Cavagnero reviewed the exterior design elements of the buiidinq 
During his review he emphasized where and how the design had been modified to 
conform to concerns raised by the Committee or by the Planning Commission 
previous reviews. Unresolved was the issue of the cupola and how it meets th< 



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IV. SAN FRANCISCO COURTS BUILDING 

building. Mr. Cavagnero presented several forms which were studied for the 
corner and explained why the architects still felt the cone shaped cupola was 
continued to be the best solution for the corner. The Committee asked to have 
a model 1n a larger scale for the next presentation that would show 1n detail 
the corner with the cupola. The presentation did not require a motion. 

V. BEACH CHALET REHABILITATION PROJECT PHASE I, II 

GOLDEN GATE PARK 

Clark Manus/Heller and Leake 

Catherine Carroll/Bureau of Architecture 

Catherine Carroll of the Bureau of Architecture Introduced Clark Manus of 
Heller and Leake who has been working the with Recreation and Park Department 
to prepare the Beach Chalet, located at the western edge of Golden Gate Park, 
to open as a visitor orientation center. Handicap access to the first and 
second floors must be provided before the center can open. To provide access, 
a ramp is being added to the south end of the building. To balance the 
symmetrical appearance of the building, the architects propose to extend the 
porch portico at the north end of the building an equal amount. The elevator 
has been located 1n the building behind the main mural room and does not impact 
or change the main room. To finish the main mural room floor, a tile which 
matched the lower edge of the mural wall was being proposed. Debra Lehane, 
C1v1c Art Collection Manager questioned the appropriateness of the tile 
material and color in relationship to the Luden Labaudt murals and wall tile 
design. The Committee determined that a site visit to the Beach Chalet was 
required for the Committee before a decision on finishes which impact the mural 
room could be approved. The Committee recommended approval of the handicap 
access, improvements for the Beach Chalet. 

3. Motion to approve Beach Chalet handicap access design for elevators, ramp 
and north porch portico Phase I, II. 
Motion: William Meyer 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VI. FIRE STATION * 37 PHASE I, II 

Chris Blgelow/Bureau of Architecture 
Chief Jim Lynch, San Francisco Fire Department 

Chris Bigelow of the Bureau of Architecture defined the project for Fire 
Station #37 located at 798 Wisconsin and how it had changed from the previous 
revtaw. The project is funded by the Earthquake Safety program. The scope of 
works for the project calls for seismic upgrading of the 1915 red brick 
building design by John Re1d Jr., providing handicap access, and hazardous 
materials abatement. The project proposes to preserve the original building 
and calls for a 25 foot 3 story addition to be built in the adjacent lot. The 
add/tion will house office space on the first floor, residential quarters for 
off cers on the second floor and on the third floor dormitory, lockers, and 
showers. The addition provides mandated space for female fire fighters which 
the fire department is required to provide. The addition 1s located to the 
rear of the adjacent lot on Wisconsin and will have a stucco finish. Future 
development calls for a new apparatus bay for fire equipment to be added 1n 
frb'it of the addition. As an interim measure until the bay can be funded, a 
simple vertical painted wood fence is proposed at the front property line to 
replace the existing wooden fence and to screen parking of fire fighter's 
vehicles. Handicap access will be provided by a ramp and a new door at the 
corier of the building on 22nd Street. Three members of the public requested 
to iddress the committee on this issue. Richard Millet of the Potrero 






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VI. FIRE STATION H37 (CONT. ) 

Boosters, Babette Preske, and Mitzi Trachtenberg raised issues about the P 
project. They questioned the need tor a ramp and fire fighters use of the 
adjacent lot for parking. Mr. Millet wanted the project to replicate a lantern 
on the building's exterior to allow for a matched pair. Ms. Trachtenberg s 
opinion concerned the placement of the Art Enrichment project which has been 
effected by the Department's scaled back project. She did not want the art 
installed in the ramp which would have little public use. The Committee 
explained that the ramp is a requirement of the American with Disabilities Act 
(ADA) and that the Act has very strict guidelines regarding accessibility. The 
Committee agreed with the public concerning the unsightly appearance of fire 
fighters parking next to the building. The Committee directed the project 
architect to change the fence material to an integrated metalwork which would 
be more appropriate to the character of the historic building with a step back 
for planting in front of the fence and to Include only a pedestrian gate for 
access. Chief Lynch of the San Francisco Fire Department appealed to the 
Committee to reconsider their decision. The adjacent parking provides a degree 
of security for fire fighter's vehicles which contain gear. Fire fighters are 
often reassigned on short notice to other stations as manpower needs change. 
Chris Bigelow, Project Architect advised the Committee that the project's 
budget was very tight and it may not be able to afford a change in materials 
for the fence. The Committee recommended a motion which expressed their desire 
for the metal fence with planting and pedestrian access only. The Committee 
also requested that the color of the addition be changed from beige to a darker 
color and asked the architect to study the colors further. 

4. Motion to approve F1re House #37 Phase I, II contingent upon changing the — 
beige stucco color to a darker other than beige color, and upon the desig, 
of a metal fence to be the same color as the Fire House door or a copper 
green, placed behind the neighboring building, with space for planting in 
front of the fence, and a single gate for pedestrian entrance only, 
and a design for the handicap handrails which is friendly to the building. 
Motion: William Meyer 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VII. OCEAN BEACH TERMINAL KIOSK PROJECT PHASE I 

LA PLAYA AND CABRILLO 

Catherine Cronin, John Katz/MUNI 

Catherine Cronin and John Katz of MUNI explained to the Committee that a land 
swap with a developer in the Ocean Beach area has provided for a small transit 
area to be established at La Playa and Cabrillo. In addition to a MUNI 
Operator Restroom and a transit shelter, MUNI was proposing to install a kiosks 
on the space which would allow for MUNI to Identify the space as a MUNI transit 
area. As an enhancement, MUNI's kiosk design proposes to display historic 
photographs of the Ocean Beach area using an etched photo process. The kiosk's 
height was proposed to be 18 feet high so that it could be seen above a bus 
The design called for a four sided open metal framework 1n a lunette shape 
estimated at $40,000. The total project budget is approximately $90 000 MUNI 
has an agreement with the developer to plant a drought tolerant material on the 
site and to maintain the site for two years. The Committee was concerned about 
the lack of a cohesive design for the site and denied approval for the prole ~t 
requesting that MUNI look Into ways of developing a cohesive design m 

5. Motion to disapprove Ocean Beach Terminal Kiosk design Phase I 
Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 



Civic Design Review Committee Minutes/August 15, 1994 
VI I I. STAFF REPORTS 

A. MID EMBARCADERO OPEN SPACE PROJECT 

Copies of the M1d Embarcadero Open Space report was distributed to the 
Committee by Director, Joanne Chow W1nsh1p with a brief explanation of the 
process which was responsible for the report's development. She advised the 
Committee that the Mid Embarcadero Open Space Project will be presented to them 
at the September 19th meeting. 

B. SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION GALLERY, 155 Grove 

Director, Joanne Chow Winship reminded the Committee of the San Francisco Art 
Commission Gallery's seismic rating that is prompting the close of the gallery 
to the public and the possible demolition of the building. Director Chow 
Winship reviewed efforts on the part of staff to find alternative space 1n the 
Civic Center with no success. Director Chow Winship requested that the 
Committee consider the possibility of future development of the site to provide 
a new gallery and office space for the Art Commission. To accomplish this, she 
will need the assistance and expertise of the members of the Civic Design 
Review Committee. As part of the discussion of the Civic Center a copy of the 
Civic Center Study prepared by the Planning Department was distributed to the 
Committee. 

IX. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 pm. 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

September 19, 1994 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 

I. ROLL 



Commissioners Present 

Anne Healy 

Rod Freebairn-Smith 

William Meyer 

Bob LaRocca 

Staff Present 
Debra Lehane 



Commissioners Excused 



II. San Francisco Courts Building Phase II 

Mark Cavagnero - Mark Cavagnero Assoc. /John M.Y.Lee 
Bobbie Sue Hood - Hood Miller Associates 

Mark Cavagnero reviewed for the Committee the design and materials of the 
corner cupola. The cupola material is a thermal finished sierra white granite. 
Detailed drawings of how the cupola meets the corner were presented. Questions 
concerning the appropriate height of the circular window at the top of the 
corner unit were answered, resulting in the height remaining as depicted. 
Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Meyer and LaRocca voted for approval. 
Commissioner Healy opposed the approval. 

Motion to approve San Francisco Courts Building cupola Phase II. 

Motion: Rod Freebairn-Smith 
Consensus: Freebairn-Smith, Meyer, LaRocca Aye 
Healy opposed 



III. San Francisco Beach Chalet 

Jorge Alfaro, Bureau of Architecture 
Clark Manus, Heller and Leake Architects 



Phase II 



After a brief introduction of the Beach Chalet project by Jorge Alfaro, Clark 
Manus presented a drawing of the proposed flooring pattern of ceramic quarry 
tile. The flooring is proposed to be 8 x 8" quarry tiles in three shades of 
brown with a black band that plays off the border of the mosaic band on the 
mural walls. The Committee requested to see the actuals tiles and the results 
of an acoustics study at the Phase III review of the project. The floor finish 
of the interior stairs will be a restoration of the original design in vinyl. 

Motion to approve the interior finishes for the main mural room San Francisco 
Beach Chalet Phase II. 

Motion: Rod Freebairn-Smith 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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IV. South Beach Park Sub Station Phase III 
Ken Jew, Public Transportation Commission 

Ken Jew introduced Richard Clair, project designer. Mr. Clair reviewed the 
elevation drawings and samples for the Committee. The Committee requested that 
the PTC request the Redevelopment agency to coordinate the design of the fence 
with the buildings. Mr. Clair indicated that he would pass the request on to 
Mr. Yamagita of the Redevelopment Agency. 

Motion to approve the South Beach Park Sub Station Phase III. 

Motion: William Meyer 
Consensus: Unanimous 

V. Mid Embarcadero Open Space 

Rebecca Kohlstrand, Waterfront Transportation Project 

Rebecca Kohlstrand of the Waterfront Transportation Project explained that the 
objective of the Mid Embarcadero Open Space Report was to establish a major 
civic plaza across from the Ferry Building. The report looked at four major 
issues: Land Use, Open Space, the Art Program and the Financial Strategy. 
Land Use discussion focused on blocks 202 and 203. Consideration is being 
given to developing half of block 202 with the other half being dedicated to 
public use and would remain open space. The block might be developed by 
building a hotel, residential development, or retail uses. The report 
indicates a desire to define a strong activated urban edge. Height limits have 
been determined by Proposition K at 40 feet for lot 202 and 80 feet along Drumm 
Street. 

The report's formal recommendation for roadway alignment supported by the 
Citizens Advisory Committee and the Technical Advisory Committee is Alternative 
C, as presented in the report. 

The report assumes that the MUNI layover at the southern edge of the open space 
stays in place, but the City will look for alternatives to that location. 

Two designs for roadway cross sections presented to the Committee are still 
under debate. 

The Art Program provides for both integrated pieces and commissioned pieces. 
The Embarcadero Ribbon Project and Signage projects will be considered for 
continuation into the plaza. 

Redesign of the area is being estimated at $18 million. 

The Environmental Impact Report considering roadway alignment is linked to the 
review of the Transbay Terminal Separator. The draft EIR is due July 1995. 

There are no mid block crossings for pedestrian between Mission and Howard. 
Due to the width of the roadways, pedestrians will require two lights to cross 
the Embarcadero Roadway. 

The Committee discussed concerns about the Market Street Connection and the F 
line. Ms. Kohlstrand advised the committee about the Federal review of 
transportation elements known as "4F". The 4F review is triggered when 
transportation projects encroach on recreational open space. The WTP is 
concerned that the 4F process would delay the project and Rec/Park did not want 
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The Committee expressed concern about a cohesive "beautiful" plan. Ms. 
Kohl strand responded that the next step is to bring in an urban design 
consultant. An artist is be included as part of the design team. 

Members of the Public were invited to testify: 

Eula Walters : Ms. Walters expressed concern about retaining open space and the 
opposed future potential development of lots 202 and 203. See attached letter. 
Norman Rolfe : Mr. Rolfe supported the location of the MUNI layover and would 
even like to see it closer to the Ferry Building. He urged resistance to 
efforts that would move the MUNI terminal away from the water terminal. 
Bob Tibbits : Mr. Tibbets, representing the Telegraph Hill Dwellers, supported 
aspects of the curved roadway. He also mentioned that it would be possible for 
the Port and Rec/Park to trade land which would circumvent the Federal 4F 
approval process. Finally, he noted that the MUNI layover was located in the 
sunniest area of the plaza. 

Clark Manus : Mr. Manus, President of the American Institute of Architects 
(AIA), advised the Committee that the majority of individuals and groups 
participating in the review of the Mid Embarcadero believe that Alternative C 
for the roadway is not a compromise, but rather the best alternative. The 
Citizens Advisory Committee reviewed critical issues. One of those critical 
issues being the width of the sidewalks on the land side of the roadway. 
Allowing the MUNI layover to encroach into the sidewalk space will effect the 
logic to the sidewalk widths. He urged careful consideration of the report. 
Morton Beebe : Mr. Beebe presented a folder which supports the use of lots 202 
and 203 for a World Center building complex managed by a nonprofit center. The 
Committee asked how realistic is a Trade Center? Mr. Beebe indicated that he 
feels the backers have the ability to provide the center and is discussing the 
possibility with the Redevelopment Agency. 

The Committee indicated that during the next phase of developing the urban 
design, the MUNI layover space needs to be considered carefully. 

Commissioner Healy stated that she supported Alternative B because it provides 
a better finale to Market Street. She was also of the opinion that the 16' 
medians were not wide enough for pedestrians. 

The presentation did not require a motion. 

VI. San Francisco International Airport Master Plan 

Gene Bordegaray, Bureau of Design and Construction 

Gene Bordegaray of the San Francisco International Airport presented to the 
Committee an overview of the Airport projects and Master Plan. The Master Plan 
was approved in 1992. The first group of critical projects in Group A consist 
of the International Terminal Complex, Boarding Areas A and G, and the Ground 
Transportation Center. The Master Plan includes a people mover system and may 
access Bart. Projects in Group B consists of smaller projects which will begin 
in about one and one half years. A cargo facility is being developed in the 
West Field area and cargo and aircraft maintenance is planned for the North 
Field area. Additional long term parking will be developed. The $2.4 billion 
dollar project has a $1.9 billion construction budget. The Committee was 
handed copies of the "Master Plan Executive Summary" and "New International 
Terminal Complex" briefing papers prepared by the Airports Commission. A 
special design review committee meeting has been scheduled for September 26th 
at 3 PM in the offices of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill to begin review of the 
Airport projects. The presentation did not require a motion. 



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VII. San Francisco Downtown Streetscape Plan 

Evan Rose, Urban Planner/City Planning Dept. 

Evan Rose, Urban Planner for the Planning Department defined the downtown 
district which is covered in the Planning Department's draft plan "Destination 
Downtown, Streetscape Investments for a Walkable City". The streets in the 
Downtown district have been divided into four types of street typology: 
1. Civic Streets (i.e. Market, Embarcadero, Van Ness);2. Base Case (regular 
street); 3. Second level street; 4. Special Streets. The issues considered in 
the plan were safety and aesthetics. Each different street typology defines 
levels of pedestrian activities, street furnishings, sidewalk cafes and other 
amenities. Implementation of specific recommendations of the downtown plan 
will require funding from different sources. Some projects will be covered by 
Prop B sales tax revenues ($3 mil over 10 years). Other funding sources will 
be through grants and the private sector. The discussion turned to areas of 
concern for the Committee. The removal of historic street lamps and recent 
legislation passed by the Board of Supervisors was a concern and was discussed. 
Also concern over gaining control of the proliferation of newsracks. The 
Committee hoped that the Newsrack ordinance drafted by DPW would be 
implemented. The amount of space for sidewalks cafe zones should be looked at 
and possibly increased. The Downtown plan will become an implementation 
document of the Master Plan. The Committee agreed to review the plan and to 
consider a formal approval at the October meeting. There was not motion. 

VIII. Staff Reports 

San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, 155 Grove 

Commissioner Meyer presented for discussion concepts of fencing the Art 
Commission Gallery lot and City site lot. One concept also provided for saving 
the front facade of the Gallery Building. The proposal was discussed and 
referred to the Visual Art Committee meeting of September 21st for further 
discussion. 

IX. Adjournment 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 pm. 



Submitted by 



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Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator J 




Approved: 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director 



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GOLDEN GATEWAY TENANTS' ASSOCIATION 

Lorita D. Aarons 440 Davis Court, # 1222, San Francisco, CA 94 1 1 1 

September 19,1994 
To: The Civic Design Committee, Art Commission 

I have represented the Golden Gateway Tenants' Association at the Mid- 
Embarcadero Open Space meetings and unfortunately am not at all pleased 
with the recommendations of the Technical Advisory Committee and the 
MEOS Subcommittee on the urban design guidelines and land use proposals. 
I want to share with you our concerns and interests. 

We think it is most unfortunate that there is any possibility of a building or 
buildings on blocks 202 and 203 in this already overbuilt and congested 
financial area. The two blocks are now open space and park land. They 
serve a very important purpose - open space between the 4 Embarcadero 
Centers and the 4 highrise apartment buildings and the town houses of the 
Golden Gateway Center, and backing up to the Alcoa Building on the west 
side. 

Certainly we want to see a beautiful plaza in front of the Ferry Building but 
to take away the open space to finance this project would be most 
unfortunate. It doesn't make sense to improve one space and ruin another. 
The renters, owners, and workers of this area have always enjoyed this open 
space — and now that they are improving the lot closest to the Embarcadero 
there will be even more active and passive enjoyment of the area. 

The World Center would be an ideal tenant for the Presidio and the Farmers' 
Market well suited to the future plans of the Ferry Building. Both projects 
would be better suited to other sites and not to blocks 203 and 202. 

Thank you for showing consideration for our concerns. 

Sincerely, 

Lorita D. Aarons 

Representative for the Golden Gateway Tenants' Association. 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY OCTOBER 17, 1994 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 

NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address the 
Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation by 
the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Debra 
Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 
252-2593. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE 
III FINAL APPROVAL) 

I. Roll Call 

II. Approval of Minutes of September 26, 1994 

Special Meeting for San Francisco International Airport 

III. DOWNTOWN STREETSCAPE PLAN DISCUSSION AND APPROVAL 
Evan Rose, Planner, Department of City Planning 

IV. CITY HALL SEISMIC RETROFIT 
Phase III 

Tony Irons, Bureau of Architecture 

V. FIRE STATION »37 
Phase II 

Chris Bigelow, Bureau of Architecture 

VI. PUBLIC COMMENT 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on 
items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter 
jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. 

VII. STAFF REPORTS 

A. 1994/1995 Committee Meeting Calendar Schedule 

VIII. ADJOURNMENT 

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with disabilities. 

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be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings arc held In Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by Uie two main 
clcvntors In the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuibside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Huses-scrvlng the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center HART, located at the Intersection of Gn>vc, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more Infonnallon on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

October 17, 1994 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:20 p.m. 

I. ROLL 



Commissioners Presen t 

Anne Healy 

Rod Freeba1rn-Sm1th 

William Meyer 

Bob LaRocca 



Commissioners Excused 



Staff Present 
Debra Lehane 

II. Motion to Approve Minutes of September 26th. 

The minutes were not approved. Commissioner Freebal rn-Sm1th raised concerns 
about the tone of the minutes and felt that his statements were not complete. 
He was not prepared to offer specific corrections at the time. 

III. San Francisco Downtown Streetscape Plan 
Evan Rose, Urban Planner/City Planning Dept. 

Evan Rose reviewed for the Committee areas of The Downtown Streetscapn Plan 
where the Committee had expressed specific Interests or concerns from the 
September meeting. Mr. Rose explained that he was personally concernud with 
monitoring within the Downtown Plan the status of the historic street lights, 
the JCDecaux kiosks and the sidewalk widths for outdoor cafes. Clarified was 
the width allowed for sidewalk cafes. ADA 1s concerned that the path of travel 
along the sidewalk remain the same. In some cases this allows for mo r e room to 
be dedicated to the sidewalk cafe. The language 1n the report will bi changed 
to provide for this allowance. Mr. Rose and the Committee then discussed their 
shared concern for preserving historic lights. Mr. Rose has drafted i letter 
to the PUC which discusses Planning's concern for preserving historic light 
fixtures 1n the downtown area. The Committee asked how the plan will be 
Implemented. Mr. Rose Indicated that DPW permits will have guidelines which 
will be a stand alone document available at the permit bureau counter which 
explains departmental Jurisdictions and provides Instructions to the 
applicants. The Committee expressed Its support for The Downtown Plan and Its 
pleasure 1n how the Planning Department and the Art Commission had cooperated 
1n The Plans development. It was suggested that similar plans could be 
developed for the rest of the city. Mr. Rose thanked the Committee for their 
support and advised them that he would be returning with specific designs for 
their review 1n the near future. 



1. Motion to endorse The Downtown Streetscape Plan with 

commendations to the Planning Department, Evan Rose and department 

staff. 

Motion: William Meyer 

Consensus: Unanimous 



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IV. City Hall Seismic Retrofit Phase III. 
Tony Irons, Bureau of Architecture 

Tony Irons of the Bureau of Architecture reviewed for the Committee the base 
Isolation approach for the seismic upgrading of City Hall and the impacts to 
the building which will result from the seismic work, as previously presented 
to the Committee 1n the Phases I and II reviews. Mr. Irons Indicated that the 
project has been reviewed and approved by the Landmarks Board. The scope of 
work for the project provides for repair of earthquake damaged areas of City 
Hall and the seismic retrofitting. Prop D on the November 8th ballot would 
provide $40 million 1n additional funds to upgrade the building. The Committee 
was advised that the Visual Art Committee would be hearing an Item at their 
next meeting concerning a mural by Marian Hahn Simpson which 1s located 1n the 
Assessor's office. The mural, painted during the WPA 1s 1n jeopardy 1f the 
project moves forward as currently designed. The project architects and Art 
Commission staff are 1n the process of Investigating the Importance of the 
mural and possible modifications to the project which would allow the nural to 
remain 1n place. 

2. Motion to approve Seismic Retrofit of City Hall Phase III. 
Motion: William Meyer 
Consensus: Unanimous 



V. Fires Station »37 Phase II 

Chris Blgelow, Bureau of Architecture 

Chris Blgelow of the Bureau of Architecture presented historical drawings and a 
photograph of the building which had been discovered prior to the Bureau's 
presentation of the project to the Landmarks Board. The Landmarks Board has 
recommended retaining the wood fence as shown 1n the historical photograph and 
designs. The Board has also recommended replacing the original pair of 
matching globe shaped lamps. Finally, Landmarks recommended that the stucco on 
the new addition be 1n a manner to match and blend as an extension of the 
original building. The Committee acknowledged Its respect for the Landmark 
Board's opinions, but felt that the new addition should distinguish Itself from 
the old and read separately. The Committee supported replacing the historical 
lamps, 1f possible. Mr Blgelow Indicated difficulty 1n finding such an Item 
and expressed concerns as to whether the budget could absorb the cost of 
replacement. Finally, the Committee accepted the wood fence which would have a 
diagonal tung 1n grove design painted 1n two tones. Ben Edwards I* 177 and 3 
were Identified as specific colors with which the architects should wcrk. 
Commissioner Meyer left the room at 5:20 and was not present for the vote. 

3. Motion to approve F1re Station * 37 Phase II, with recommendations 

to pursue design of original lamps 1f financially feasible, a darker than 
existing beige 1n approved range to new addition and replacement of 
historic wood fence to be painted 1n two tone paint of same hue. 
Motion: Rod Freeba1rn-Sm1th 
Consensus: Ayes - Healy, LaRocca, Freeba1rn-Sm1th; Absent - Meysi 

VI. Commissi oner Report: 

Commissioner Meyer returned. Commissioner Robert LaRocca announced to his 
fellow Commissioners that he would be submitting his letter of resignation to 
the Mayor on Friday October 21st due to a conflict of Interest which had 
recently developed with a contract which his firm has with another City 
Department. The Committee expressed Its appreciation to Commissioner LaRocca 

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for his fourteen years of service and dedication to the Commission and advised 

him that his absence from the Commission will be felt. 

VII. Adjournment 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 pm. 



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Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

C1v1c Design Review Committee Coordinator 



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PROGRAMS 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Aim 

& Educaiion 

POPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art Program 



Street Artists Licenses 

Sunt 70 

415.252.2581 



CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY NOVEMBER 21, 1994 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 

NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address the 
Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation by 
the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Debra 
Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 
252-2593. 



Art Commission Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

-415 554.9 682 



THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE 
III FINAL APPROVAL) 



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II. San Francisco Courts Building 
Phase III 

Bobbie Sue Hood/Hood Miller Associates 
Mark Cavagnero/Mark Cavagnero Assoc. /John M.Y. Lee 
Chuck Drulis, Michael Ross/Ross Drulis Architects 



III. Fire Station # 39, 1091 Portola 
Phase I 
Michael Pierron, Ann Costel lo/Bureau of Architecture 

IV. Fire Station # 24, 100 Hoffman near 23rd Street 
Phase III 

Philip Sowers, Oscar Recinos/Bureau of Architecture 

V. Fire Station # 44, 1298 Girard Street, near San Bruno 
Phase III 

Philip Sowers, Irene Wong/Bureau of Architecture 





:ity and County of 
San Francisco 



VI. PUBLIC COMMENT 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on 
items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter 
jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. 

VII. STAFF REPORTS 

- Transit Shelters for the North Embercadero (Jill Manton) 



VIII. ADJOURNMENT 
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A CCESS1BIUTY INFORM A TION 

'Pursuant to City ftolicy and the requirements of the 1973 Reliability ion Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and Individual Committee Meetings of Uie Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings arc held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators In the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, Including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cunbslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines (hat serve this location are: 

J, K, I,, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the Intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more Information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

November 21 , 1994 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 

I . ROLL 

Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 

Rod Freebairn-Smith 
Anne Healy 
William Meyer 

Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Cultural Affairs 

II. SAN FRANCISCO COURTS BUILDING PHASE III 

Judge Wick. San Francisco Courts 

Bobbie Sue Hood, Hood Miller Associates 

Mark Cavagnero, Mark Cavagnero Assoc. /John M.Y. Lee 

Before the presentation from the architects began, Debra Lehane distributed to 
the Committee copies of the Planning Commission's findings concerning the 
Environmental Imoact Report for the San Francisco Courts Building. The Art 
Commission is required to accept the Findings of the EIR prior to final design 
approval of the Courts project. The motion accepting the Findings and the 
motion for final approval will be part of the Civic Design Review Committee 
Report on December 5th at the full commission meeting. 

Mark Cavagnero presented the package of final working drawings to the 
Committee. He specifically referred to pages which demonstrated the design of 
the Court Building's compliance with issues discussed during the Civic Design 
Review Process. 

Public Comment 

Susana Montana, Dept. of City Planning: Ms. Montana distributed to each member 
of the Committee a copv of the Civic Center Studv with a cover memorandum. She 
expressed two concerns: 1. the corner was not chamfered appropriately, and 2. 
the cupola competed with the dome of City Hall. 

Mary Anne Miller, San Francisco Tomorrow: Expressed concern about the public 
process for review of a major addition to the Civic Center and asked the 
Committee to extend its review of the design. 

Judge Wick for the Courts and Project Manager Clyde Cohen explained how 
delaying the project further would jeopardize funding and the Courts deadline 
for occupying the new facility. 

The Committee stated that the San Francisco Courts Building had been fullv 
reviewed and saw no reason to delay a final approval. 

1. Motion to approve San Francisco Courts Building Phase III. 
Motion: Commissioner Freebairn-Smith 
Consensus: Unanimous 

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III. FIRE STATION #39 1091 Portola 

Peter Wong of the Bureau of Architecture introduced his project colleagues, 
Mike Pierron and Anne Costello. Captain Bill Shore of the Fire Department was 
also introduced to the Committee. Fire Station #39 located on Portola Drive 
near St. Francis Woods was built by Frederick Meyer in 1922. The building 
underwent a major seismic rehabilitation in 1954 which significantly changed 
the original appearance of the building. The construction project scheduled to 
begin in October 1995 provides for a new seismic addition at the rear of the 
building. The project proposes to provide new female lockers and restrooms, to 
widen the apparatus doors, to include asbestos abatement and handicap 
accessible restrooms. 

The design proposed by the Architects is a stepped back addition at the rear of 
the building. The intent of the architects is to have the wood studs structure 
with stucco exterior finish look like the existing building. They felt that 
the building had already been significantly changed during the 1954 
rehabilitation leaving little of the original historic building and therefor 
not requiring a design which requires a "historic landmark" approach. The 
Landmarks Board is being requested to waive their review of the project, 
however, the Architects had not received a response prior to the Civic Design 
Review meeting. The Committee asked the Architects to consider how the 
addition would be set apart from the original structure. The Committee asked 
the Architects to study window treatments for the addition. The Architects 
requested that the current review be of the addition only and not the front 
facade. They are awaiting information from a structural engineer concerning 
the possibility of widening the front doors. The front facade will be 
presented at the next Civic Design review of the project. The Committee noted 
that the gables of the 1922 building had a better proportion and suggested 
incorporations of details from the 1922 design would add interest to the front 
facade. 

2. Motion to approve Fire Station #39 addition (excluding North Facade) with 
Architects to provide study of window design alternatives. 
Motion: Commission Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 



IV. STAFF REPORTS: 

Embarcadero : Public Art Director, Jill Manton reviewed for the Committee 
discussions by the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) concerning the MUNI 
platforms for the South Embarcadero. The firm of Sasaki has been asked to 
design the platforms. Two of which are on the Embarcadero and three which 
follow King Street for the F Line. The design being considered for the North 
Embarcadero is a modified version of the Ganett bus shelter. The Committee 
requested that Ms. Manton invite the Waterfront Transportation Project Manager 
to attend the next meeting of the Civic Design Review Committee for a more 
thorough discussion of the design ramifications of these two approaches. 

State of California Building EIR : Commissioner Freebai rn-Smith agreed to 
review the draft Environmental Impact Report for the new State Building 
proposed for Grove Street across from the Federal Building. Comments from the 
Art Commission are to be submitted to Barbara Sahm for incorporation with other 
City Comments by December 19th. 



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IV. Staff Reports (cont) 

Visual Art Committee : The Commissioners discussed two items recently part of 
the Visual Art Committee's agenda and whether it would have been more 
appropriate for them to have been reviewed by the Civic Design Review 
Committee. The two items were the MUNI Kiosks for the end of Balboa Street and 
a privately sponsored request for temporarv installation of an umbrella design 
in Justin Herman Plaza. 

V. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 pm. 



Submitted by: 



Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

Civic Desiqn Review Committee Coordinator 




Approved:. 

Joanne CrWw Winship, 



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MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

November 21 , 1994 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 

I. ROLL 

Commissioners Presen t Comm i ssion ers Excused 

Rod Freebai rn-Smith 
Anne Healy 
Wi 1 1 iam Meyer 

S taff Presen t 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordirutor 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Cultural Affairs 

II. SAN FRANCISCO COURTS BUILDING PHASE III 

Judge Wick, San Francisco Courts 

Bobbie Sue Hood, Hood Miller Associates 

Mark Cavagnero, Mark Cavagnero Assoc. /John M.Y. Lee 

Before the presentation from the architects began, Debra Lehane distribjted to 
the Committee copies of the Planning Commission's findings concerning tie 
Environmental Impact Report for the San Francisco Courts Building. The Art 
Commission is required to accept the Findings of the EIR prior to final design 
approval of the Courts project. The motion accepting the Findings and :he 
motion for final approval will be part of the Civic Design Review Commi .tee 
Report on December 5th at the full commission meeting. 

Mark Cavagnero presented the package of final working drawings to the 
Committee. He specifically referred to pages which demonstrated the design of 
the Court Building's compliance with issues discussed during the Civic Design 
Review Process. 

Pu blic Commen t 

Susana Montana, Dept. of City Planning: Ms. Montana distributed to each member 
of the Committee a copy of the Civic Center Studv with a cover memorandum. She 
expressed two concerns: 1. the corner was not chamfered appropriately, and 2. 
the cupola competed with the dome of Citv Hall. 

Mary Anne Miller, San Francisco Tomorrow: Expressed concern about the oublic 
process for review of a major addition to the Civic Center and asked the 
Committee to extend its review of the design. 

Judge Wick for the Courts and Project Manager Clvde Cohen explained how 
delaying the project further would jeopardize funding and the Courts deadline 
for occupying the new facility. 

The Committee stated that the San Francisco Courts Building had been fullv 
reviewed and saw no reason to delav a final approval. 

1. Motion to approve San Francisco Courts Building Phase III. 
Motion: Commissioner Freebai rn-Smith 
Consensus: Unanimous 



Civic Design Review Committee Minutes/November 21, 1994 
III. FIRE STATION #39 1091 Portola 

Peter Wong of the Bureau of Architecture introduced his project colleagues, 
Mike Pierron and Anne Costello. Captain Bill Shore of the Fire Department was 
also introduced to the Committee. Fire Station tt39 located on Portola Drive 
near St. Francis Woods was built bv Frederick Meyer in 1922. The build ng 
underwent a major seismic rehabilitation in 1954 which significantly changed 
the original appearance of the building. The construction project schec uled to 
begin in October 1995 provides for a new seismic addition at the rear of the 
building. The project proposes to provide new female lockers and restrooms, to 
widen the apparatus doors, to include asbestos abatement and handicap 
accessible restrooms. 

The design proposed by the Architects is a stepped back addition at the rear of 
the building. The intent of the architects is to have the wood studs structure 
with stucco exterior finish look like the existing building. They felt that 
the building had already been significantly changed during the 1954 
rehabilitation leaving little of the original historic building and therefor 
not requiring a design which requires a "historic landmark" approach. The 
Landmarks Board is being requested to waive their review of the project- 
however, the Architects had not received a response prior to the Civic Design 
Review meeting. The Committee asked the Architects to consider how the 
addition would be set apart from the original structure. The Committee asked 
the Architects to study window treatments for the addition. The Architects 
requested that the current review be of the addition only and not the front 
facade. They are awaiting information from a structural engineer concerning 
the possibility of widening the front doors. The front facade will be 
presented at the next Civic Design review of the project. The Committee noted 
that the gables of the 1922 building had a better proportion and suggested 
incorporations of details from the 1922 design would add interest to the front 
facade. 

2. Motion to approve Fire Station I* 39 addition (excluding North Facade 1 with 
Architects to provide study of window design alternatives. 
Motion: Commission Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 



IV. STAFF REPORTS: 

Embarcadero : Public Art Director, Jill Manton reviewed for the Committee 
discussions by the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) concerning the MUNI 
platforms for the South Embarcadero. The firm of Sasaki has been asked to 
design the platforms. Two of which are on the Embarcadero and three which 
follow King Street for the F Line. The design being considered for the North 
Embarcadero is a modified version of the Ganett bus shelter. The Committee 
requested that Ms. Manton invite the Waterfront Transportation Project Manager 
to attend the next meeting of the Civic Design Review Committee for a more 
thorough discussion of the design ramifications of these two approaches. 

State of Califor nia Building EIR: Commissioner Freebai rn-Smith agreed to 
review the draft Environmental Impact Report for the new State Building 
proposed for Grove Street across from the Federal Building. Comments f om the 
Art Commission are to be submitted to Barbara Sahm for incorporation with other 
City Comments by December 19th. 



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IV. Staff Reports (cont) 

Visual Art Committee : The Commissioners discussed two items recently oart of 
the Visual Art Committee's agenda and whether it would have been more 
appropriate for them to have been reviewed by the Civic Design Review 
Committee. The two items were the MUNI Kiosks for the end of Balboa Street and 
a privately sponsored request for temporary installation of an umbrella design 
in Justin Herman Plaza. 

V. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 pm. 



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Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

SPECIAL CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

December 12, 1994 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:15 p.m. 

I. ROLL 



Commissioners Present 
Anne Healy 
Rod Freebairn-Smith 
William Meyer 

Staff Present 
Debra Lehane 
Joanne Chow Winship 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 



Commissioners Excused 



II. San Francisco International Airport/International Terminal 
Progress Review 

Craig Hartman/Skidmore Owings and Merrill - Del Campo & Maru - 
Michael Willis & Associates, Joint Venture 

Craig Hartman began the review by identifying changes to the design of tha 
building which were being implemented as the result of a report from a value 
engineer. The task of the report was to help the airport to reduce costs for 
the project. The first major change to be identified was the surface covering 
for the roof. Replacing the originally proposed metal roof material would be 
either a modified bituminous sheet roofing or a vinyl membrane system. Tie 
change would not be apparent. The second significant change involved th3 roof 
being lowered 12-14 feet again as a cost savings measure. Reducing the rsof, 
reduces the volume of the space and reduces the amount of exterior walls. The 
office space to the rear of the building has been reduced to a 2 story building 
with an increased width. Two 80 foot long additions have been designed at the 
ends of the International Terminal which were referred to as shoulder pie;es. 
The shoulder sections are separated from the main terminal and provides tie 
office space which was displaced when the third floor was eliminated from the 
International Terminal back section. A louvered system has been suggested for 
the cantilever ends of the Terminal. The cost estimator believes that this 
would provide more light at less cost. A green zone is proposed for the- ront 
of the building. A row of poplars or similar plant was proposed to be n the 
lower level. The next level would have a green zone anchoring the ends. The 
approach to the terminal has been better defined. Signage will be critical for 
directing arrivals to the airport. 



The ribbon skylights currently remain in the roof design. The Airport is 
concerned that the skylights do not reflect glare back to the control towsr 
personnel. The artificial light designed for the interior of the Main Terminal 
building, diffuses the light by bouncing light off the under side of the roof 
onto the ceiling. Access to the ceiling and lights is provided bv a catwilk 
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The west wall has a louvered wall system which has been designed specifically 
to address the obvious sun problems. The louvered wall is 3 feet from the 
glass wall of the terminal building. It is intended to read as a veil in front 
of the glass. Signage identifying San Francisco International Airport will be 
on the west wall . 



The Commissioners asked the architects to identify the Importance of the entry 
wall to the over all design. The Commissioners advised the architects that 
they support the best design solution, but was concerned that the important 
design elements not be lost due to cost evaluations. 



The Commissioners supported a proposal by the architects to mass additional 
space for the rental car agencies in a separate structure so that the 
International Terminal continues to be the dominant structure. 



The Commissioners asked the architects to continue to study the two story glass 
block element on the shoulder buildings. It was also suggested by the 
Committee that glare on the east facade may be a problem. Less glass on that 
facade could potentially provide more funds to the west facade. 

The Commissioners commented that the elevations do not accurately reflect the 
visual entry under the building for travelers going to the other terminals. 
The architects were asked to modify the elevations to Include views of th» 
garage or entry to provide a better sense of the building underpass expcience. 

The Commissioners expressed a great deal of concern about the airport graphics 
and signage. Not only in how they impact the views of the building, provide 
information to the travelers, but also how they are distributed throughout the 
airport. The Committee would like to see the graphics component coordinated 
and Integrated into the airport complex. The Committee would like the Airport 
to share Its policy on signage and its implementation within the airport. The 
signage, especially in relation to the roadways need to be coordinated anj 
executed 1n an "artful" way. 

Other comments by the Committee which responded to the architects presentation 
included: 

- Skylights - the roof should maintain its openings to allow direct Ugh: Into 
the space. The Committee would like to retain the glass as opposed to another 
material. The glass was aesthetically superior and a cost savings. 

- Shoulder Buildings - should remain subordinate to the main building. 

- The committee would like to have the three dimensional model present wien 
the boarding areas are reviewed so that they can relate the design of the 
boarding areas to the design of the main terminal. 

- The light rail system provides an opportunity for the Airport to desigi a 
unique Interesting car and system. 

III. New State Building Draft EIR 
Comments 



Commissioner Freebairn-Smlth agreed to send copies of relevant portions of the 
EIR to the other Commissioners and Art Commission staff. It was agreed .hat 



Civic Design Review Committee Minutes/December 12, 1994 

the item would be discussed at the December 19th meeting and that Debra Lehane 
would alert Barbara Sahm, the city's Environmental Review Officer that our 
comments would arrive on Tuesday morning. 

IV. Adjournment 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 pm. 

Submitted by: 



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Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 




Approved: 

Joanne Cbtfw Winship, Dffector 



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MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

December 19, 1994 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 

I. ROLL 



Commissioners Present 
Anne Healy 
Rod Freebairn-Smith 
William Meyer 

Staff Present 
Debra Lehane 



Commissioners Excused 



II. New State Office Building Draft EIR 
Comments 

The Committee addressed comments to the Environmental Impact Report which 
pertained to height/bulk, shadows, pedestrian level, and winds. Susana Montana 
presented copies of the Planning Departments comments. The Committee th*.nked 
Ms. Montana and advised her that the Committee needs her comments sooner 1n 
order for them to have time to consider and review the material. 

The overall consensus of the Committee was that the New State Office Bui "ding 
was a good project. Specific concerns involved the height and mass of the 
building. The Committee was not in agreement on this issue. The Committee 
expressed concerns about the impact on the Phi Up Burton Federal Building plaza 
1n regards to additional shading during the spring and fall. Another corcern 
shared by the Committee was the severe wind factor. The Committee did not feel 
that the wind study in the EIR was adequate. The Committee had questions about 
the canopy on the Golden Gate Avenue facade and whether 1s would effectively 
reduce the wind factor or improve the visual impact of the Golden Gate A\enue 
facade. A suggestion from the Committee to the State project was to chamfer 
the top few floors of the north facade and to chamfer the northeast and rorth 
west corners to mitigate the shade problem. It was also suggested that 1 he 
severe wind problem could be addressed 1n a joint effort between the State, the 
Federal building owners and the City. Finally, the south facade of the New 
State Building should recede and not compete with the California State 
Building. Debra Lehane was instructed to draft a response from the C1v1c 
Design Review Committee for review. The Environmental Review Officer for the 
City needed to receive the comment by December 20th for Inclusion in the City's 
response to the EIR. 



III. SEWPCP Energy Recovery Facility 



Phase II 



Edmund Shum of the Bureau of Architecture presented the project which hac been 
submitted by Bruce Flynn and reviewed earlier in the year. The Committee* asked 
Mr. Shum to explore a different treatment material for the Infill. The 
Committee suggested that he explore: 1. a skin more appropriate to the other 
building in the complex; 2. a colored aggregate material; 3. a veneer of 
colored concrete masonry units. He was asked to return next month. 



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IV. F1re Station # 24 Phase III 

Philip Sower of the Bureau of Architecture presented a small model and b 1ef ly 
reviewed the project. The minutes from the previous meeting were reviewed. 
The project had no outstanding issues. The final drawing plans were subletted 
and approved. Mr. Sower was asked to work with the F1re Department 1n getting 
the Department to display Informational signage on the building 1n a manner 
more sympathetic to the architecture. 

1. Motion to approve F1re Station # 24 Phase III. 
Motion: Bill Meyer 

Consensus: Unanimous 

V. F1re Station # 44 Phase III 

Philip Sowers of the Bureau of Architecture was asked to return next month with 
samples of a material which had been part of a Phase II contingency. 

VI. MUNI Operator Restrooms Phase III 

Catherine Cronin and Duncan Watry of the MUNI Project Management team review 
the 10 locations which had been approved as part of the project 1n previous 
Civic Design Review Committee meetings. Mr. Watry Indicated that 2 or 3 of the 
locations will be eliminated due to budget constraints. The drawings for the 
operator restrooms were submitted for review. The Committee moved for 
approval . 

2. Motion to approve MUNI Operator Restrooms Phase III. 
Motion: Bill Meyer 

Consensus: Unanimous 

VI. Adjournment 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 pm. 

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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

January 23, 1995 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 

I. ROLL 

Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 

Rod Freebairn-Smlth Anne Healy 

Will 1am Meyer 

Staff Present 
Debra Lehane 
Joanne Chow W1nsh1p 

II. 911 Emergency Dispatch Center 

Chris Blgelow, Ralph Jacobson, Gary Hoy/Bureau of Architecture 
Clark Manus/Heller and Leake 

Chris Blgelow of the Bureau of Architecture provided the Introduction to the 
project. The 911 Emergency Dispatch Center passed by the voters as Prop B 1n 
1994 provides offices, operations and parking for 911 services housing the 
dispatch for 911 and the Mayor's Office of Emergency Services. The new 
building will be located on the south side of Turk between Gough and Laguna. 
The site, 1n what 1s known as Jefferson Square, 1s authorized by the City 
Charter. The mid block location maximizes the distances from other buildings 
and traffic Intersections which 1s critical 1n an emergency. 

The project 1s being "phased". The first phase demolishes the building and 
builds new basketball courts. The second phase 1s the new construction and the 
third and final phase 1n January of 1998 builds new courts. 

Mr. Blgelow Introduced Clark Manus of Heller and Leake who described tho new 
911 facility. Although a public building, the building 1s designed to have 
limited public access. The building dimensions are 180 x 113 feet for a total 
of 16,500 square feet on three levels. The entry 1s off Turk with park ng 
below grade. The goal of the project 1s to create maximum efficiency with a 
basic box design which Includes windows and views. The roof 1s arched to 
provide greater height for the dispatch units. All mechanical equipment 1s 
clustered 1n the center. The roof contains grill work to vent the mechanical. 
The building 1s designed to be self sufficient in an emergency. The architects 
hope to convey the Image of a pavilion 1n a park setting. The articulation 1s 
to provide some definition of the structure of the building. The main entry 1s 
located at the northeast corner of the building. Satellite dishes, required 
for telecommunications have been Incorporated Into the entry. 

Materials proposed for the exterior of the project consist of zinc, sol«x 
glazing, black or white mull Ions, an accent color, white porcelain (to ' eep the 
building light 1n character), steel/metal for building articulation. 

Comments from Commissioner Meyer Indicated that he Hked the shape of t! e 
building and the symbolic connection to the C1v1c Center. He requested that 
the architects study the ends of the building and that the entrance be 
strengthened. Glass on the south of the building should differentiate from the 



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II. 911 Emergency Dispatch Center (cont.) 

north and he applauded the energy efficient efforts and design changes from the 
north and south facades. 

Elizabeth Haythornthwalte and George Williams, two members of the public, 
addressed concerns to the Committee. Both Individuals were concerned at out the 
height of the building and wanted the structure to be as low as possible. 
Commissioner Meyer was comfortable with the height 1n the context. Commissioner 
Freeba1rn-Sm1th thanked the public for their comments and asked the architects 
to take their concerns Into consideration. 

A motion to approve Phase I was moved and approved with Instructions to the 
architects to study the entrance and how 1t relates to the west end of the 
structure and to review the mechanical room roof height and Its relatlorshlp to 
the other roof lines. 

1. Motion to approve 911 Emergency Dispatch Center Phase I. 
Motion: William Meyer 

Consensus: Unanimous 

III. California Palace of the Legion of Honor Parking Plaza 
Harry Parker, Debbie FMeden, Steve Nash/F1ne Arts Museums 
Mark Cavagnero/Project Architect 

Harry Parker, Director of the Fine Arts Museum, presented photographs ol the 
original fountain located 1n Lincoln Park 1n front of the Legion of Honor. The 
Museum 1s proposing to return the fountain to a reflecting pool. Replacing the 
plaster profile will be cast concrete. A water element 1n the fountain will be 
used on occasions. Adjacent to the fountain will be a parterre. The pcrterre 
will permit the museum to program Installations of 20th century sculpture for 
temporary exhibition. The Committee stated their preference for parkin? to be 
removed from the area adjacent to the parterre. A motion was moved and 
approved. 

2. Motion to approve: (a) the restoration of the Legion of Honor 
Parking area fountain to a reflecting pool, (b.) the design 

for a parterre 1n the center of the parking area adjacent to the fomtaln 
and (c.) the concept of a rotating temporary 20th Century sculpture, 
exhibition 1n the parterre. 
Motion: William Meyer 
Consensus: Unanimous 

IV. SEWPCP Energy Recovery Facility Phase II 
Edmund Shum, Gary Hoy/Bureau of Architecture 

Gary Hoy of the Bureau of Architecture shared with the Committee the research 
which had been conducted 1n the alternate materials or method of construction 
suggested by the Committee at the December 1994 meeting. The Committee was 
satisfied that the alternatives had been adequately explored and accept i the 
architects request to remain with the Integral colored stucco. A motif was 
moved and approved. 

3. Motion to approve the SEWPCP Energy Recovery Facility, Phase 
II. 

Motion: William Meyer 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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V. F1re Station # 44 Phase III 

Philip Sowers of the Bureau of Architecture presented a new board of co^or 
samples. In an effort to standardize maintenance for the F1re Department, the 
F1re Department has Instructed the architects to make the doors red. The F1re 
Department contends that this requires that they stock only one color for 
maintaining the telescoping doors. The C1v1c Design Committee 1s concerned 
about the F1re Department adopting a city wide policy of a single door color. 
The original palette of colors which calls for a green door was considered by 
the Committee to be better suited to the historic structure. The Committee 
asked the architects to relay the Committee's concerns to the F1re Department 
and passed a motion which maintains a contingency regarding the colors. 

4. Motion to approve F1re Station #44 Phase III, contingent upon 
final approval of the original palette of colors and 
materials. 

Motion: William Meyer 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VI. New Sheriff's Facility, 5th Floor Addition Phase III 
Ernie Ramllo, Woody Jones/Bureau of Architecture 

Woody Jones of the Bureau of Architecture submitted for Committee review the 
bid drawings. No changes had been made to the design or materials since the 
Phase II review. The project was awarded Phase III approval. 

5. Motion to approve the New Sheriff's Facility, 5th floor 
addition Phase III. 

Motion: William Meyer 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VII.Embarcadero Transit Shelter/Waterfront Transportation 
Projects 

Rebecca Kohl stand/Waterfront Transportation Project 
Ken Jew/MUNI 
J111 Manton/Art Commission 

Rebecca Kohl stand and Ken Jew provided the Committee with an update of the 
design process for the five MUNI platforms Installed along the Embarcadf ro and 
King Street. Sasaki has been selected as a design consultant on the project. 
From November 1994 - April 1995 the concept will be developed with community 
Input. The project managers hope to have a final design 1n April with 1 he 
platforms being completed by October. Anna Murch, an artist, has been tdded to 
the design team. The design goals of the shelters are: 

1. to create transparency 1n the shelter design 

2. to provide a sense of continuity as part of a system with a unique iture 
established for each location 

3. to have a modular design system 

The advertising panels by Gannett will be turned 90 degrees so that they are 
viewed by traffic on the streets and will allow open views to the bay. 
The Committee asked the project managers to consider: 

1. no advertising on the Embarcadero 

2. non-direct light sources, concealed light sources 

3. subtle back lit opportunities 

The general approach was applauded, but concerns continued to be expressed 
about the amount of advertising and the location of the advertising. 



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VIII. Staff Reports 

Discussion with Bureau of Arch1tecture/Chr1s Blgelow 

The Informal discussion with Chris Blgelow concerned a review of the three step 
process used by the Committee 1n the review of projects. The process Is 
considered to be adequate, but one new procedure will be added to the Phase I 
review. To better assist the Committee 1n preparing for a Phase I review, the 
architects at the Bureau will provide a project summary. The summary should 
provide a brief project description, history, site profile and drawings 1n an 
8-1/2 x 11 format. Phase I reviews should always provide three dimensional 
depictions or Isometrics. Projects should strive to be energy efficient. 

IX. Adjournment 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 pm. 



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POPS Symphony Concerts 
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SAN FRANCISCO A RT COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY FEBRUARY 13, 1995 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 

NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address the 
Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation by 
the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Debra 
Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission (4 15) 
252-2593. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE 
III FINAL APPROVAL) 

I. Roll Call: Commissi oners Freebalrn-Smith, Healy, Meyer 

II. JCDECAUX PUBLIC SERVICE KIOSK, DESIGN APPEAL 
400 Montgomery Street 
JoAnne Dunec representing The Lurle Company 

III. ST. MARY'S SQUARE GARAGE EARTHQUAKE REPAIR PROJECT 433 Kearney Street 
Phase I, II 

Mr. Andre Salvador, Jorge Alfaro/Bureau of Architecture 
Deborah Learner/Recreation and Park Department 
John Thomas/Landscape Architecture 
Kevin Haggerty/Department of Parking and Traffic 

IV. FIRE STATION *»39, 1091 Portola Drive 
Phase II 
Mike Pierron, Ann Costel lo/Bureau of Architecture 

V. FIRE STATION » 44, 1298 Girard Street, near San Bruno 
Phase III 

Philip Sowers, Irene Wong/Bureau of Architecture 

VI. PUBLIC COMMENT 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commissio on 
items of Interest to the public that are within the subject n 1 ter 
jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. 

VII. STAFF REPORTS 

VIII. ADJOURNMENT 

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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

•Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Reliabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue. San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings arc held in Suite 70. basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

February 13, 1995 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 

I. ROLL 

Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 

Rod Freebairn-Smlth 
William Meyer 
Anne Healy 

Staff Present 
Debra Lehane 



II. 400 Montgomery/JCDecaux Kiosk 

Request to change Pillar Style Kiosk to Heritage Style Kiosk 

JoAnne Dunec, representing the Lurie Company who own the historic landm< rk 
building at 400 Montgomery known as the Kohl Building, presented to the 
Committee the request to change the Pillar style Kiosk to the Heritage J.tyle 
Kiosk proposed for 400 Montgomery. Debra Lehane was asked to go back to DPW to 
request that the kiosk be moved to another corner and to report back. 

III. Fire Station t* 39, 1091 Portola Drive Phase II 

Mike Pierron, Bureau of Architecture, reviewed for the Committee the additions 
and modifications for F1re Station fl 39 located at 1091 Portola which hrd 
previously been presented to the Committee. The previous review has focused on 
how an addition was to be added to the rear of the building. The addlt on 
would house an apparatus room, communications, weight room, study and work 
room. 

The apparatus doors on the front facade will be widened. A concrete element 
between the doors will visually hold up a canopy. New windows will be aluminum 
and existing wooden windows will be painted rust 1n color. The new bu1 ding 
will be stucco. The front windows will pick up an eyebrow statement frcm the 
older design. The metal roll door 1s gray, the portal entry center supj ort and 
canopy will be orange. The gunnite will be yellow. The original windovs are 
recessed 1-1/2 feet. The new windows will be recessed 6 Inches. 

The Landmarks Board has waived review of the project since the original 
building has been dramatically changed by previous remodels. 

The Committee discussed the proportions of the back door and stairs wltl no 
resolution. The Architects were asked to look at ways to screen the parking 
area from the neighbors. The project received a Phase II approval. 

1. Motion to approve F1re Station It 39 Phase II. 
Motion: William Meyer 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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IV. F1re Station # 44 Phase III 

Chief Lynch of the F1re Department explained the budgetary Issues for 
maintenance of the telescoping doors. The F1re Department Negotiated wfth the 
door manufacturer the Colonial Red color which has now becotite a standard for 
the City of San Francisco. If the door on F1re Station # 44 were green, there 
would be a $3,000 set up cost from the door company every time parts were 
needed for the F1re Station # 44 door. The Committee accepted the F1re 
Department's explanation concerning maintenance costs and the need for the red 
door. Philip Sower, Bureau of Architecture, submitted another sample of 
granite which had a larger grain for Committee approval which the Committee 
approved. A motion approving the color palette was moved and approved vhlch 
removed the contingency from the project's Phase III review. 

2. Motion to approve F1re Station #44 palette of colors and 
materials with red doors. 
Motion: Will 1am Meyer 
Consensus: Unanimous 

V. Adjournment 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:30 pm. 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

April 17, 1995 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

I. ROLL CALL 

The meeting was called to order at 3:05 p.m. 

Commissioners Present: Anne Healy, William Meyer, 

Emery Rogers 

Commissioners Absent: Rod Freebairn-Smith 

Staff Present: Joanne Chow Winship, Debra Lehane , Michele 

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II. ST. MARY'S SQUARE GARAGE EARTHQUAKE REPAIR PROJECT, 
Phase I and II . 



Kevin Hagerty/Department of Parking and Traffic 
Andre Salvador, Jorge Alfaro/ Bureau of Architecture 
Deborah Learner/Recreation and Park Department 
John Thomas, Brian Gatter/Landscape Architecture 

Kevin Hagerty, Department of Parking and Traffic, reviewed 
the status of St. Mary's Square Garage, which was damaged by 
the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake. He summarized the need for 
seismic repairs, plans to update certain federal codes, the 
opportunity to make use of the garage rooftop for an 
extension of the existing St. Mary's Square Park, and a 
proposal to replace the existing garage elevator with one 
that would go all the way to the garage roof, thereby 
connecting the garage with the ChinaTown community. 

Deborah Learner introduced plans to expand the existing 
rooftop park. The Recreation and Park Department will 
strengthen an additional portion of the garage roof to 
support a children's play area. The existing park will be 
upgraded, the play area previously approved by the Art 
Commission will be improved, the wall between the garage and 
rooftop will be taken down, and the future rooftop 
playground for older children will be merged harmoniously 
with the existing park. The existing top deck of the roof, 
currently used for parking, could also be used for park 
purposes if funding is obtained at a future time. A Decaux 
toilet will provide for the short term needs of park 
patrons. Rec/Park is considering permanent facilities as a 
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Jorge Alfaro, Bureau of Architecture, summarized the seismic 
damage, which consisted of cracks in the slabs. Shear walls 
will be added to the inside of the building. A critical 
element of code requirements for accessibility is the new 
elevator making all floors accessible. Special areas of 
travel would be designated for people with disabilities. He 
also discussed the strengthening of the structure for park 
expansion and the correction of mechanical and electrical 
systems by increasing the capacity of the fans and adding 
exhaust ducts. Temporary security fencing and lighting will 
insure adequate public access to the garage, and minor 
improvements in lighting, operations and other miscellaneous 
items, such as the cashier's booth, will be made. 

Andre Salvador, Bureau of Architecture, described the four 
exterior locations to be modified: the addition of an 
elevator entrance at the rooftop level; the California 
Street window, which will be closed and replaced with a 
shear wall; the Pine Street window, which will be closed and 
replaced by a shear wall; the Kearny Street storefront, 
which will become a shear wall, changing the storefront 
windows to three smaller windows. 

Mr. Salvador described two options for the Kearny Street 
entrance: one to have a canopy overhead, and the other to 
remove the canvas canopy and extend aluminum bands. A new 
handicapped entrance would be controlled by the fourth 
floor, so that the handicapped can use the entrance even on 
weekends when the garage entrance is closed to vehicular 
use . 

He requested approval for Phase I and II of the elevator 
entrance, two machine rooms and the access way. The new 
elevator building structure consists of a beige stucco 
capped by a tower of two brick colors and a dark band. Over 
the door of the elevator entrance is an arched "eyebrow" 
canopy of copper. The doors will be hunter green. 

John Thomas, Landscape Architect, Bureau of Engineers, asked 
for Phase I approval for development of the rooftop play 
area for school-age children. Deborah Learner spoke of the 
intention to move into the first phase of the plan without 
spending money on an interim phase. 

The Commissioners discussed the relationship of the brick 
facade to other brick buildings nearby, such as Old St. 
Mary's Church, and the connection between the canopy and the 
Sun Yat Sen monument. They praised the presentation and 
commented on the potential for reviving the play area and 
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1. Motion to approve St. Mary's Square Garage Earthquake 
Repair Project Phase I and II. 

Motion for approval: Commissioner Healy 
Consensus : Unanimous 



III. STANDBY GENERATOR SYSTEM FOR ALEMANY PUMP STATION 
behind existing Pump Station on Felton Street near Dartmouth 
and Felton Streets Phase I and II. 

Lota Nuguid, Project Manager, Water Department 

Mary Hobson, Architectural Designer, Water Department 

Stan Kresicki, Senior Architect, Water Department 

Lota Nuguid explained that the standby generator, currently 
in the design phase, is for emergency use to pump water from 
University reservoir to the higher-elevation Sunset 
Reservoir. Mary Hobson showed the plans for the new 
approximately 1000-square-f oot concrete-block building 
proposed for the center of the site as far away from housing 
as possible to minimize sound impact. The building will have 
a sloping metal roof, a metal roll-up door for access, and a 
stucco finish. The color scheme will be a forest green and 
beige similar to that of the current buildings. The 
building will accommodate a hoisting crane in the future. A 
landscaped pathway will be installed between the buildings. 



2 . Motion to approve Standby Generator System for Alemany 
Pump Station Phase I and II . 

Motion to approve: Commissioner Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 



IV. ACCESSIBILITY RAMP--MAIN ENTRY--LAGUNA HONDA HOSPITAL, 
375 Laguna Honda Blvd., Phase I and II 

Sue Smith/ ESS Architects 

Marilyn Thompson/Bureau of Architecture 

Marilyn Thompson introduced the plan as part of an ongoing 
project at Laguna Honda Hospital. She reported that the 
Landmarks Board says that it can approve the project at the 
staff level because it is reversible. 

Consulting architect Sue Smith presented the plan for the 
ramp, designed to go with the main entrance to the 
building. The ramp will be on the left side, to minimize 
architectural impact on the building. Existing trees will be 
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The bottom and top landings will repeat the same brick 
patterning. Brick borders will repeat the color of the terra 
cotta in the front trim and in the medallions, each of which 
will be a light fixture. The concrete retaining wall will be 
stucco . 

The ramp will be paved in concrete. The required railing is 
tucked inside the vertical picketed fence which holds the 
medallions . 

The Commissioners complimented the architects on a very 
sensitive and well designed ramp addition to Laguna Honda 
Hospital . 

3. Motion to approve accessibility ramp--main entry-- 
Laguna Honda Hospital Phase I and II 

Motion for approval: Commissioner Meyer 
Consensus: Unanimous 

V. MUNI CHURCH AND DUBOCE STREETS BUILDING 

Larry Fitzgerald, Project Manager 

Ruggiero, Project Architect 
Hannah Silverman, Public Relations Representative 

Though MUNI has plans for 15 new ramps at designated light 
rail stops, which Larry Fitzgerald discussed briefly, these 
are not yet sufficiently defined for presentation. The 
approval requested at this meeting was for a new permanent 
office building to replace the current mobile office at 
Duboce Plaza, the site of the Market/Church Street hub. 

MUNI Architect Rogerio Bittencourt presented plans for the 
new building, which will be round to offer workers a 
panoramic view of all transit operations at the spot. The 
exterior will be porcelain steel panels, which are resistant 
to vandalism. The color scheme will be gray with a strip of 
either red or orange and is intended to coordinate with that 
of the new light rail cars. The exact hue of the strip is 
not yet determined. The gray of the main office building 
will be light. A smaller, also round, restroom facility will 
be dark gray. A walkway extending along the back of the 
building is also planned for public use between Webster and 
Church streets. 

The Commissioners discussed the possibility of reviewing the 
basic design of the 15 ramps when they have been defined. 
Larry Fitzgerald said that the ramps will vary, depending on 
location but that some elements, such as lighting and 
surface treatment, will be uniform. 

In response to questions from the Commissioners about 
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representative Hannah Silverman said that it had been 
positive . 

4. Motion to approve Phase I and II of Duboce Plaza 
Building 

Motion to approve: Commisioner Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VI UNITED NATIONS Plaza Fountain, UN Plaza at Market 
Street, Addition of text to areas of fountain. 

Drew Detsch, Andrew Detsch Landscape Studio 

Debra Lehane explained that the project had come before the 
Civic Design Committee the year before. The emphasis on 
respecting the concept of UN Plaza architect Lawrence 
Halperin includes the addition of some text to the fountain. 
The issue today was to give final approval to a quote for a 
particular area of the fountain. 

Drew Detsch gave a brief overview of the entire UN Plaza 
project, now 70% completed. The following quotation by 
Franklin Delano Roosevelt will be added to the fountain's 
southwest face, one of the fountain's large granite 
sections : 

"The structure of world peace cannot be the work of one man, 
or one party, or one nation. . . it must be a peace which 
rests on the cooperative effort of the whole world." 

The text, which will be in 3-1/4-inch initial capital 
letters and 2-1/4-inch small capital letters, will be 
sandblasted into the facade. The white text will be 
highlighted against a dark thermal finish. The northeast 
face of the obelisk will have a UN emblem added to help 
identify the plaza from all approaches. 

5. Motion to approve addition of Franklin Delano Roosevelt 
quote to United Nations Plaza fountain and UN logo to 
black obelisk 

Motion to approve: Commissioner Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

The meeting adjourned at 5:40 p.m 

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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

April 26, 1995 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:08 p.m. 

I. ROLL 



Commissioners Present 
Rod Freebairn-Smith 
William Meyer 
Anne Healy (arr. 3:35 pm) 
Emery Rogers 

Staff Present 
Debra Lehane 



Commissioners Excused 



II. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ELEVATED CIRCULATION ROADWAYS 
Phase I 






Brian Dykes of Parsons-OPAC-AGS, Joint Venture Engineers reviewed for the 
Committee the new loop roadway entrance to the airport. 

Donald McDonald of McDonald Architects reviewed designs of existing roadway 
barriers and identified the barrier of choice to be Nevada Barrier. At the 
curves of the roadway, the barrier system incorporates stepped planters. The 
planters serve to hide the outriggers. The elevated roadways are supported by 
a single large column to match the columns of the International Terminal. The 
Commissioners liked the reveal on the outside of the barrier and applauded the 
planters. The Commissioners also wanted to encourage more design which relates 
to the International Terminal. Of concern to the Committee was the 
coordination of graphics. A motion approving phase I was passed by the 
Committee. 

1. Motion to approve San Francisco International Airport Elevated Roadways 
with further design study of barriers Phase I. 
Motion: Bill Meyer 
Consensus: Unanimous 

III. CALIFORNIA STATE OFFICE BUILDING, CIVIC CENTER COMPLEX 
Committee Discussion 

The Commissioners shared opposing views concerning the appropriateness of the 
design of the New California State Office building. Commissioners Freebairn- 
Smith and Healy had issue with the height and mass of the building expressing 
concern for how it impacts the traditional Beaux Art Civic Center and City Hall 
Dome. Commissioners Meyer and Rogers were comfortable with the project as 
proposed. Mary Anne Miller from San Francisco Tomorrow testified to the 
Committee the position of San Francisco Tomorrow which was that the state 
building needed a new design and encouraged the Committee to write a tough 
letter to the State. A motion was proposed to send a letter which supported 3 
comments by Commissioner Freebairn-Smith. The comments related to maintaining 
the Beaux Art design of the Civic Center which centers on the importance of the 
City Hall Dome height, to limit the size of the new State building and to 



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mitigate harsh environmental problems with the Federal Plaza. The motion did 
not pass. 

^^^ 2. Motion to send letter to the State of California supporting the three 
points raised by Commissioner Freebarin-Smith and requesting the State to 
rethink the project. 
Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Ayes - Anne Healy, Rod Freebairn-Smith 
Opposed - Bill Meyer, Emery Rogers 

IV. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL COMPLEX 
Phase II 

Craig Hartman of Skidmore Owings and Merril reviewed for the Committee the 
basic design of the building as approved in the Phase I review. The architects 
are continuing in their efforts to keep the roof as a floating form. Sunlight 
is an important aspect, the goal being to bring in sunlight in poetic ways. 
The baffle under the ribbon of skylight allows more daylight into the center of 
the building. The center of the building contains Jamie Carpenters art concept 
in the light baffles. Mr. Hartman explained that the west wall was the 
greatest challenge. Different systems of responding to the western sun were 
considered. Instead of louvers the architects were proposing a center zone of 
floating glass with metal panels adjacent to the center at the ends. The clear 
glass is laminated with film, has an air space, a 3rd layer of glass inside 
with a pattern of horizontal frits. A vertical frit in on the back of the 
glass. The metal panels were created with a series of slots. How light enters 
the building in a cost effective way was carefully developed by the design. 
The crescent shape east side has the potential for strong landscaping and a 
) roof garden. The architects are suggesting a lower terrace in the building 
with bamboo being visible from the arrivals level. The appropriateness of a 
poplar tree on the lower terrace front edge is still under discussion. 
Generally, the Committee was in favor of the design approach to the building, 
but had some comments for the architects. Comments from the Committee included 
the need to further review the choice of plants. For example, hanging plants 
could drape over the entrance. Both the landscape and the graphics need their 
own design language. The Committee was also concerned about the amount of 
concrete and metal that created a monochromatic building. Finally, the 
Committee expressed concern for the supports for the mini people mover. A 
motion was moved and approved for a phase II approval. 

3. Motion to approve San Francisco International Terminal Phase II. 
Motion: Bill Meyer 
Consensus: Unanimous 

V. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/BOARDING AREA G 
Phase II 

Ali Moghaddasi of HOK identified changes to the Boarding Area which had 
occurred since the Phase I review. The length of the Boarding Area had been 
increased 80' which a gate room at the end. A control tower and mechanical 
penthouses have been added to the roof. The Boarding Area is designed to 
accommodate 12 gates for 747 aircrafts. The Gate Room at the end creates new 
opportunities to terminate the building. 

Samples of the two part glass were shown to the Committee. Criteria for the 
selection of the glass included good acoustics to mask the sounds of the 
aircrafts and protection against heat gain. The upper sections of the glass 
walls will be similar to the fritted glass proposed by SOM for the New 
International Terminal. The metal skin is pearled silver. 

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The three mechanical penthouses are designed to be harmonious with the shape of 

the New International Terminal. The penthouses are bowed to accept elevators 

and to conceal the elevator penthouses. The control tower is a simple circle. 

The end wall of the Boarding Area will terminate in a wall of glass, bowed 
slightly which will allow for good viewing. 

The Committee commended the architects for attempting to establish a rhythm to 
the building, but questions the wisdom for placing an elevator in the middle of 
the end gate room. The Committee felt that the end lounge was greatly 
improved, but the placement of the elevator in the end gate room will interrupt 
the views. Commission Meyer did not agree with the architects approach to 
resolving the north/south orientation of the building where the glazing was 
concerned. He felt that designing for the south which was the worst case did 
not correctly reflect the buildings orientation. A phase II motion was moved 
and approved by the Committee with the contingency for resolution of the 
North/South Glazing ratios. 

4. Motion to approve San Francisco International Airport Boarding Area G Phase 
II contingent upon resolution of window glazing. 

Motion: Bill Meyer 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VI. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/BOARDING AREA A 
Phase II 

Jeff Stahl of Gerson/Overstreet advised the Committee that one of the 
differences between Boarding Area A and Boarding Area G is that Boarding Area A 
) if 80 feet shorter in length than Boarding Area G. Boarding Area A is designed 
to accommodate 747 aircrafts and lighter gage aircrafts at the gates. Boarding 
Area A also has a control tower added at the end of the pier. Boarding Area A 
has an east/west orientation. Since Boarding Area A has fewer concessions, a 
the Boarding area can allow for a larger percentage of glass. Other parts of 
the Boarding area that are similar to Boarding Area G are the boat shaped 
mechanical penthouses and materials used on the exterior of the building. The 
end of the pier is a two story open space atrium. The ceiling is beveled to 
reflect light. A shadow is formed by an overhanging eve. The Committee 
applauded the architects efforts to coordinate the two boarding areas and 
instruction the architects for Boarding Area A to perform the same study 
required of the architects for Boarding Area G concerning light and comfort 
levels in the building as it relates to the glazing. 

5. Motion to approve San Francisco International Airport Boarding Area A Phase 
II contingent upon resolution of window glazing. 

Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VII. Adjournment 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 pm. 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

May 15, 1995 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

I. ROLL CALL 

The meeting was called to order at 3:15 p.m. 

Commissioners Present: Rod Freebairn-Smith, Anne Healy, 

William Meyer, Emery Rogers 



II. Chinatown Park Recreation Building 

Resubmittal for Phase II 

Deborah Learner, Rec/Park Planner 

Kenji Murokami, Project Architect, Murokami & Assoc. 

Jenny O'Connor, DPW Project Manager 

Debra Lehane explained that the project had gone through 
Phase I, II, and III review, but bids had been too high. A 
different architect has been retained, and the original 
design has been simplified. Since the changes have been in 
materials and colors, the project is Phase II. 

The building is a recreation center, which Deborah Learner 
described as a "knock-around" clubhouse for informal 
meetings, large groups of kids, and other community 
activity. Consequently lavish detailed finishes are not 
required. It is a two-story long, narrow structure, 
approximately 30 feet by 60 feet, situated on a T-shaped lot 
at Powell near Jackson. The park access is from the alley 
John Street. The design for the park has been developed and 
approved, but the first stage of the entire project will be 
the building. 

The design elements are similar to the previous project, Ms. 
Learner said. The marquis has been eliminated but the 
arched line, reduced in degree for the revised project, 
remains over the doorway. The building is ground along the 
street edge with a gray granite. To cut costs, the metal 
frame has been changed to a wood frame, and the building has 
been lowered. The windows have been modified to accommodate 
seismic support. The facade is a textured stucco. 



Mr. Murokami estimated that the plywood frame would save 
$200,000 to $300,000. Since the second-floor ceiling of the 
original project was very high, it has been lowered to 14 
feet, acoustical improvements have been made, and the space 
designed so that people should feel more comfortable. The 
building's present 30-foot height more easily accommodates 
the wood frame. Details in finishes have been simplified 
because of the high labor costs. A more contemporary look 
has replaced the original 1920s appearance. 

Commissioners Healy and Meyer expressed concern over the 
amount of detail that had been lost. They recommended more 
visual interest, such as light/dark interplay and textural 
variation. 

Terry Ow-Ling, Chair of the Chinatown Committee for Better 
Parks and Open Spaces, said that design interpretations had 
been made with the goal of ensuring that the project would 
materialize. Citing replacement costs, she also said that 
there had been a shift to more standard elements and colors 
that are more easily ordered. 

Commissioner Meyer suggested that the stripe--previously 
removed by a former Civic Design Commi ttee--be restored to 
the tower . 

The Commissioners and Mr. Murokami discussed the possibility 
of dividing the windows in the front and changing the 
proportion for emphasis. 

In response to a question by Commissioner Freebai rn-Smi th on 
the planes of the building design, Mr. Murokami explained 
that the red band crossing the front of the building is 
further out from the rest of the building and is actually a 
bridge between the walls. The doorway is recessed into the 
building. Commissioner Freebai rn-Smi th said that the 
drawings did not reflect the actual three-dimensional 
condition at the principal entry. He expressed a concern 
that the Committee was not seeing the finished building, 
since it was not shadowed correctly in the drawing. 

Commissioner Freebai rn-Smi th summarized the major 
reservations of the Committee members (1) The Commissioners 
had some discomfort with the gray base. (2) The project team 
should consider introducing more architectural elements of 
an intermediary scale between the principal massing and the 
fine scale elements surrounding the windows and other 
features. (3) There was concern over the leaps in value 
between the oxblood red and cream hues; the transition was 
too powerful for a building that small. The red band should 
be less dominant. 



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team will return with solutions on June 6, the date of the 
Full Commission meeting, for a special Civic Design Review 
Committee meeting at 2:30 p.m. 

Ill Beach Chalet 

Deborah Learner, Rec/Park Planner 
Jorge Alfaro, Bureau of Architecture 
Clark Manus, Heller and Manus Architects 
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After the project team's last appearance before 
, members went to the chalet to select tiles 
room's flooring. The tiles and their color were 

concern to the Commission because of the 
roject team had now returned for approval of 



Deborah Learner said that the project was funded by a grant 
from the Caltrans ISTEA funds. 

Brian Gatter summarized the improvements to the adjacent 
grounds. The parking lot has been rebuilt and handicapped 
stalls added. The porticos have been extended and stairs 
rebuilt around the building. The handicapped ramp off the 
south extension will be in colored concrete. The portico 
and stairs will be concrete with a colored mortar veneer in 
a broken pattern. Utility corrections include the moving of 
the transformers further from the building. There is a silo 
in the back corner, where there is a ramp to the deck. All 
accessibility improvements have been accepted, but other 
items, such as additional parking, have had to be postponed. 

In answer to a question on the reason for extension of the 
west portico, Mr. Manus said that it was to accommodate 
ramping. The original portico pattern will be reproduced. 

On the issue of mural protection, Ms. Learner said that the 
future tenant was working with Rec & Park. The staircase 
frescos, located above the mosaic wainscoat ing , are 
particularly difficult to protect. The question of a barrier 
is not yet resolved. Because fresco needs to breathe, a 
coating cannot be applied to its surfaces. It was mentioned 
that the frescos had already survived many years of salt air 
as well as heavy visitor traffic. 



Clark Manus said that the documents were 90% finished, and 
that issues of concern to the Commission had been addressed. 
For mural protection in the foyer, there will be a rope and 
pole system for flexibility. 



On acoustics, the engineering consultant had suggested two 
al ternat i ves--py rock (a cement plaster) or fabric panels — as 
the best solutions. Either material would be inserted in 
areas between the beams. The material would take 
approximately 1 -1/4 inch from the 5-inch space. It would 
not detract from the effect of the hand-hewn beams. The 
final decision on which acoustical material to use will be 
based on cost and aesthetics. 

On lighting, the goal is to throw the light horizontally to 
illuminate the murals. Fixtures need to be installed in each 
bay for uniform illumination. The rosette fixture on the 
staircase will be retained. Mr. Manus also wants to install 
tracks allowing the end walls to be lit. The tracks would 
be as inconspicuous as possible. The fixtures will be small 
canisters that are flush with the beams so that they are not 
conspicuous . 

The redwood deck in the back will be stained the color of 
the wood on the building. All service traffic will be 
through the back. The deck can be expanded at a future date. 

On tile, the foyer has quarry tile, and in the bathroom the 
colors used will be the colors of the murals. 

The Commissioners and the project team discussed the 
flooring materials for the staircase and the goal of 
retaining the original color concept. The present original 
rubber tiles will have to be removed. The floor materials 
presented by the project team match the color of the 
original rubber but they have a disk finish, which the 
Commissioners objected to on the grounds that it didn't fit 
with the surroundings. Flooring with the alternative, 
hammered finish does not exist in the same colors, and there 
is no budget for custom flooring. Also for custom materials, 
there is a minimum purchase of 8000 square feet. Only 200 
square feet are needed for the staircase. 

Commissioner Healy said that certain linoleum companies 
specialized in old linoleum from various periods. The 
possibility of a color change was also raised. 

Ms. Lehane reminded the Committee that the effort to 
reproduce the original flooring was based on the assumption 
that Labaudt had participated in the design, and that the 
tile colors and pattern were his choice. 



Ms. Learner said that an accurate reproduction of the floor 
might exceed the budget. Mr. Alfaro said that they would 
search further for the exact hues and report back to the 
Committee. The Commissioners and the project team agreed to 
settle on a material that did not have a diskette surface 
but matched the original color scheme as closely as 
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The Committee commended Mr. Manus on his sensitivity to the 
needs of the project. Mr. Alfaro thanked Ms. Lehane for her 
10 years of assistance with the project. 

Ms. Lehane said that she and Ms. Learner are working on the 
possibility of installing at the Chalet a donor wall for 
Adopt a Monument contributors. 

Motion to approve the Beach Chalet Phase III conditional on 
approval of stairway flooring materials. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Seconded: Commissioner Meyer 
Vote : Unan imous 

IV. Old Business 

The New State Office Building 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith reported that a May 15 hearing 
before the San Francisco State Building Authority had been 
continued. He assumed that the meeting had been scheduled 
as a consequence of more requests for mitigations. He wants 
the Art Commission to participate but does not yet know the 
rescheduled date. The Board of Supervisors will hold a 
hearing on May 18. 

Commissioners Freebairn-Smith and Meyer have each drafted 
letters summarizing the Commission position on the building 
and will collaborate on a final letter. Commissioner Rogers 
will provide comment on his concern about the street-level 
space and the east and west gardens. 



V. Adjournment 

The meeting adjourned at 5:15 p.m. 



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MINUTES 
SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 
CMC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

June 19, 1993 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 



The meeting was called to order at 3:15 p.m. 



Commissioners Excused 



I. ROLL 

Commissioners Present 
Rod Freebairn-Smith 
Anne Healy 
Bill Meyer 
Emery Rogers 



Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/ Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



II. UNITED NATIONS PLAZA PROJECT/MODIFICATION OF LIGHT FIXTURES 
DREW DETSCH/ANDREW DETSCH LANDSCAPE STUDIO 

Mr. Detsch presented drawings of the existing light fixture design of the lamps in UN Plaza and 
drawings of the modification which the UN 50 Committee is proposing. The modification would remove 
the acrylic top which is a box that projects beyond the 2' square granite column base. Beneath the acrylic 
box is a light lens box which uses High Pressure sodium. The proposed modification would give one 
continuous line from base to top by removing the acrylic top. The Committee moved approval with a 
contingency. 

1. Motion to approve modification to the lights in United Nations Plaza contingent upon a site visit and 
submittal of specifications drawings. 

Motion: Emery Rogers 
Consensus: Unanimous 

III. ST. MARY'S SQUARE GARAGE EARTHQUAKE REPAIR 
PHASE ra 
JORGE ALFARO, ANDRE SALVADOR/BUREAU OF ARCHITECTURE 

Jorge Alfaro of the Bureau of Architecture presented the working drawings. Portions of the drawing were 
shown to the Committee that addressed specific concerns they had expressed during the Phase II review. 
The Review included the window changes on Pine and California, the new shear walls, the new 
pedestrian entrance on Kearney and the elevator building in the Park. The Committee was satisfied that 
the architects had complied with their requests and gave the project a Phase III approval. 

2. Motion to approve St. Mary's Square Garage Earthquake Repair Phase III. 

Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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IV. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/BOARDING AREA G 
PHASE II CONTINGENCY REVIEW AND REMOVAL 

ALI MOGHADDASI/HELLMUTH, OBATA & KASSABAUM-GROUP4-WONG 
ARCHITECT , JOEVT VENTURE ARCHITECTS 

Ali Moghaddasi reviewed for the Committee the efforts which were being made by the Architects to 
respond to the Committees request concerning the building orientation and the glazing as it pertains to 
energy efficiency. The Architects have taken the model to PGE for consultation on the orientation. The 
Architects reminded the Committee that the building skin must take care of itself. The architects have 
investigated denser glass and cool shade glass which is effective a slow as 27 degrees of sun. The 
architects are proposing for the three gates on the North of the boarding area the blue green clear vision 
glass. On the south side, 90 % of the glazing becomes the fritted glass with areas of vision glass. The 
West end is totally fritted glass. 

The Committee's comments: 1. The amount of natural light in the interior spaces of this boarding area 
should allow the airport to turn off lights during the day for energy efficiency. 2. The combination of 
fritted and vision glass was a good solution, however, consideration should be given to adding vision 
glass to the lower part of the two story spaces. 3. The mechanical engineers should review light levels, 
thermal comfort and systems for monitoring human comfort that will utilize the building's natural 
orientation and resources. The motion made by the Committee to remove the contingency was approved 
with Commissioner Freebairn-Smith in opposition. Commissioner Free bairn-Smith suggested that 
continued discussions with the Airport concerning environmental issues should occur. 

3. Motion to remove Phase II contingency with encouragement to further study the mechanical systems for 
human comfort as it pertains to heat and light. 

Motion: Bill Meyer 

Consensus: Ayes - Emery Rogers, Anne Healy, Bill Meyer 
Opposed - Rod Freebairn-Smith 

V. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:05 pm. 




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Civic Art Couection 

Civic Desicn Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Cultural Equity Grants 

Gallery 

OPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY JULY 24, 1995 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 

NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address the 
Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation by 
the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Debra 
Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 
252-2593. 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASEfS), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE 
III FINAL APPROVAL) 

I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebai rn-Smith, Healy, Meyer, Rogers 

II. UNITED NATIONS PLAZA PROJECT/MODIFICATION OF LIGHT FIXTURE 
Drew Detsch/ Andrew Detsch Landscape Studio 

III. MUNI METRO EXTENSION (MMX) TRANSIT SHELTER DESIGN 
PHASE I 

Ken Jew, MUNI 
John Fong, PTC 
Rebecca Kohl strand, CAO 
Flint Nelson, PTC 

IV. PUBLIC COMMENT 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on 
items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter 
jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. 



V. COMMISSIONER AND STAFF REPORTS 
VI. ADJOURNMENT 
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with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the tieeds of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and Individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
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Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines thai serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains --stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses -serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Sheets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
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Public Art 



MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

SPECIAL CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING 

Monday, July 24, 1995 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 



I. ROLL CALL 

Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 

4i5.252.258iThe meeting was called to order at 3:40 p.m. 

Commissioners Present: Rod Freebairn-Smi th , Anne 

Healy, Emery Rogers 

Staff Present: Debra Lehane, Rich Newirth, Michele 

Liapes 

II. UNITED NATIONS PLAZA PROJECT/MODIFICATION OF LIGHT 
FIXTURES 



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The Commissioners agreed to remove the contingency to 
their approval of the lighting modifications. 
Commissioner Rogers requested that a letter be sent 
from the Art Commission to Andrew Detsch, commending 
him for the improvements. Commissioner Rogers will 
write the letter. 



Motion to approve modification to lights in United 
Nations Plaza with no contingency. 

Moved: Rogers 
Second: Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

III. MUNI METRO EXTENSION (MMX) TRANSIT SHELTER DESIGN 
PHASE I 

Ken Jew, MUNI 

John Fong, PTC 

Owen Lang, Sasaki Associates 

Rebecca Kohlstrand, CAO 

Flint Nelson, PTC 

Joanna Fong, Sasaki Associates 




Ken Jew provided general background on the design of 
passenger shelters for five light rail platforms. He 
introduced urban designer Owen Lang of Sasaki 
Assoc iates . 



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Mr. Lang said that artist Anna Murch, hired as a member of 
the design team, was unable to attend the meeting because of 
another commitment. She was instrumental in the 
incorporation of a wave along the canopy roofing. The design 
team was also conscious of views and the need for 
transparency in the functional shelters. Aesthetic 
considerations and specific site issues have been addressed 
for each platform. There has been substantial community 
input from residents and merchants, including Hills Brothers 
and Delancey Street. As a result of community input and 
environmental study, each platform's configuration of 
shelters and wind screens varies and responds to specific 
issues and needs of the site. 

On platforms that have shelters, the shelters will be 
located at the north end, where the trains stop. 

The canopy structures and support columns will be powder 
coated steel. The color is proposed to be the steel gray of 
the Bay Bridge. A fan-like structure will top the columns 
and support the beams. The glass will be two-foot-wide 
panels lapping over the steel beams. The wiring and drainage 
will be within the columns. The free-standing curved 
windscreens will be constructed of tempered glass. 

Two to four advertising panels will be placed at the 
opposite ends of the platform, but not where views might be 
obstructed . 

Other platform elements that were not displayed on the model 
included seats, which will be designed to work with the 
screens, and trash cans. 

Mr. Lang briefly presented the individual design shelter 
configurations for the platforms, which will be along the 
Embarcadero and King Street and located at Folsom, Brannan, 
Second, Fourth and Sixth streets. 

Two proposals were submitted for the Folsom Street station. 
In the first, there would be one shelter. In the second, 
there would be two shelters, with wind screens dispersed. 

For Second Street, there would be three canopies, spaced at 
different distances. 

For Fourth Street, where a large ridership from Caltrain is 
expected, there would be five shelters, all with wind 
screens . 



The Sixth Street platform would have no shelters since it 
will be partly under the freeway, but these could be 
developed in the future. 

There are five alternative proposals for the Brannan Street 
station, where sensitivity to views is a major issue. 
Alternative A provides two shelters, which would be placed 



to correspond with the location of the train doors. 
Alternative B would eliminate the northernmost shelter in 
order to preserve the view, but one shelter would be 
retained. Alternative C would provide windscreens but no 
shelters. Alternative D would provide no shelters or 
windscreens. In alternative E the shelter would be at the 
south end. Alternative E would require Muni to consider 
reprogramming the system so that the trains would stop at 
the south end instead of the north at that platform. This 
alternative was not acceptable to Muni. 

The nearby local businesses prefer D, which would not block 
their views. Mr. Jew said that Muni was adopting D as a 
recommendation. This does not preclude shelters in the 
future. Funding will still be available. In particular, 
Delancey Street does not want any shelters. 

Commissioner Healy expressed concern about insufficient 
canopies during rainy weather. Mr. Jew said that canopies 
could be added at a future time, as usage increased. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smi th raised the issue of whether the 
Port had identified adjacent land uses which would assist 
Muni in planning future needs. He also asked if the Port had 
set any design guidelines for the shelters in relation to 
the Port lands. Rebecca Kohlstrand said that no land use 
study or guidelines had been done except for the initial 
roadway study. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smi th asked about the high degree of 
maintenance necessary for the glass. Mr. Jew answered that 
all platforms would be maintained by Gannett in exchange for 
advertising panels on the platforms. Gannett would also be 
responsible for all repairs. 

The only lighting for the platforms will be integrated 
within the structural columns. Since the existing ambient 
lighting is sufficient, the column lighting will be for 
accent only . 

Commissioner Rogers said that he liked the design of the 
shelter but was concerned about the maintenance issue. He 
wanted to see all of the street furniture and would be 
willing to attend a special work session. He considered the 
lack of any shelter at the Brannan Street platform a real 
omission. For that station, he preferred alternative B, 
which answered the Delancey Street concern while providing 
some shelter. 



Commissioner Healy also liked the shelter design and the 
fact that shelter placement was determined by pedestrian 
movement. She liked the variation in canopy configuration. 
She liked the transparency but was concerned about the 
maintenance. She wanted to see seating arrangements and all 
other elements at the next presentation. She was concerned 
about the lack of amenities at Brannan Street and believed 



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that passenger comfort should have priority over retailer 
demands. Her preference for that platform was alternative A. 

In response to a request for comments from the staff, Jill 
Manton said that the design team had worked well together 
and shown sensitivity to community concerns. 

Commissioner Freebai rn-Smi th was concerned about panel 
length of the windscreens and the potential for accelerated 
wind speeds through gaps between panels that were not of 
adequate length. He hoped that the lighting would not be too 
bright and that the structures would not block any views. He 
said the ad panels, which will be brightly back-lit images, 
would provide excellent visibility for Gannett. He 
expressed his personal opposition to advertising on the 
Embarcadero, which he called the City's most important 
waterfront boulevard. 

The Commissioners discussed the issue of rider comfort, 
their interest in adding more canopies as usage grows, and 
the need for visible station identification at eye level. 

Motion to approve Muni Metro Extension (MMX) transit shelter 
design phase I . 

Moved: Healy 
Second: Rogers 
Vote: Unanimous 

Motion to recommend that Muni reconsider the issue of 
passenger comfort at the Brannan Street platform and revisit 
its decision to support the design alternative D, which 
provides no shelters for that station. 

Moved: Healy 
Second: Rogers 
Vote: Unanimous 



There will be a presentation on the Mid-Embarcadero before 
the Civic Design Committee in September, either at the 
regular September 18 meeting or at a special meeting. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 
5:10 p.m. 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE SPECIAL MEETING 

August 30, 1995 
25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

4:30 P.M. 

I. ROLL CALL 

The meeting was called to order at 4:45 p.m. 

Commissioners Present: Rod Freebairn-Smi th , William Meyer, 

Emery Rogers 

Staff Present: Rich Newirth, Michele Liapes 

II. Laguna Honda Hospital, ADA Compliance phase III 

Marilyn Thompson, Bureau of Architecture 

Marilyn Thompson presented the final drawings for the 
new entry ramp at Laguna Honda Hospital. Reporting that 
nothing in the design had changed since the April 17, 1995 
meeting when the Committee approved phase I, II, she 
reviewed some of the major elements. Medallions pick up the 
colors of the existing accents. The brick paving is still a 
feature. Concrete insets and brick borders match elements of 
the stairway. 

Motion to approve accessibility ramp, main entry, Laguna 
Honda Hospital phase III. 

Motion: Commissioner Meyer 
Second: Commissioner Rogers 
Vote: Unanimous 

III. San Francisco International Airport/Boarding Area A 

Jeff Stahl , Gerson/Overstreet Architects 
Harry Overstreet, Gerson/Overstreet 
Ray Quesada, SFIA Project Manager 

Jeff Stahl presented the architects' solutions for the 
glazing in response to previous Commissioner concerns 
regarding lighting, glare, and comfort inside the gate 
rooms. The original version specified blue-green glass for 
all glazing. The architects now proposed to use two 
different kinds of glass, retaining the same blue-green 
color reference. They have developed two performance 
criteria, one for viewing and one for glare control. For 
the vision band, they have selected a lighter-colored blue- 
green product that drops the light transmission to 47%. For 
glare control, they have selected a darker blue-green 
product that drops the light transmittance to the mid-20 
percentile range. This product is laminated and contains an 
inner layer with a dot pattern. The architects have 
selected the product with the finest, and therefore least 
visible, dot pattern. The facade will be a combination of 
the two glasses, which are of the same blue-green family. 



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With these products, heat buildup will be lower, and energy 
performance will be improved. 

Commissioners Freebairn-Smith and Meyer expressed their 
interest in the relationship of energy consumption, and its 
annual dollar value, to visual quality. Commissioner Rogers 
said that the textural change between the two glasses was an 
improvement . 

Motion to approve San Francisco International Airport 
Boarding Area A phase II with no contingency. 

Motion: Commissioner Meyer 
Second: Commissioner Rogers 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. San Francisco International Airport Emergency 
Response/Training Facility phase I, II 

George Miers, George Miers & Associates 
Herbert Carney, Airport Police 

Architect George Miers presented the design for a new 
SFIA Police Training/Emergency Operations Staging Facility. 
The site is the existing SFIA Police Outdoor Range, on the 
shoreline of San Francisco Bay, east of the Plot 41 
Hardstand. The Airport police consider this facility a fast- 
track project because it will be able to serve as an interim 
police station after the existing police station is 
displaced by the new communications facility. The project 
will be a multipurpose facility with training facilities and 
classrooms. It will also be a central VIP center, where 
entourages will be taken for a security check. A fire 
department emergency boat storage area is also planned. 
There will be three firing ranges, including one for live 
fire scenarios. The main building will contain a 25-yard 
indoor range in anticipation of eventual banning of all 
outdoor ranges. It will be a one-story building with a 
second level observation tower. The building is designed to 
take a second level in case one is needed in the future. 

On exterior materials, the back side of the building, 
not visible to the public, will be bullet proof and more 
opaque with minimal openings. The front, more public side 
will be opened up. It will be an aluminum-metal wall system 
with green-tinted solex glass. There will be four fiberglass 
sculptures representing the earth oriented toward the 
Pacific Rim. The glazed areas will be sunscreen at a seven- 
foot height. The canopy at the main entrance will extend 20 
feet. There will be planters at the front of the building. 

Commissioner Meyer objected to the use of sunscreen on 
the north side, where it is not needed. He suggested the use 
of clear glass so that the facility could use less lighting 
in the interior. Commissioner Rogers expressed his hope that 
landscaping would allow for views of the building and 
lagoon. Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked about provision 
for motorcade turnaround. Mr. Miers answered that transport 
to the facility would be by bus, so that space for 
motorcades was unnecessary. 



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Motion to approve San Francisco International Airport Police 
Training/Emergency Operations Staging Facility phase I, and, 
contingent upon a more appropriate energy response in the 
treatment of the north facade, phase II. 

Motion: Commissioner Meyer 
Second: Commissioner Rogers 
Vote: Unanimous 

V. San Francisco Fire Department Station #25 Renovations 

Philip Sowers, Bureau of Architecture 

Mr. Sowers described Fire Station #25, a 7000-square- 
foot 1928 unreinforced masonry building with a steel frame. 
The building is of an attractive brick. It is situated 
beside an art deco bridge and otherwise isolated in the 
midst of port landscape. There is a parking lot to the side 
with a small park, which is controlled by the Port. The 
project consists of seismic strengthening of the existing 
building and the construction of a 2000-square-f oot addition 
to the rear of the building. All seismic strengthening of 
the existing building will be interior. Interior concrete 
sheer walls will be added, junctions of the steel frame 
members will be reinforced, and steel parapet bracing will 
be added . 

For the addition, the architects propose a facade of 
full-depth brick, with some hint of a pattern, matching as 
I closely as possible the existing brick, and zinc sidings. 

1' The concrete sheer walls of the addition will be connected 

to the steel frame of the existing building and will 
function as buttresses. A row of small windows will be 
aligned with the level of the existing windows. 

The Commissioners commended Mr. Sowers for his 
presentation and attention to detail, scale and texture. 

Commissioner Meyer gave his basic approval to the new 
addition but objected to the use of the matching brick for 
an otherwise "wonderfully different" addition. He suggested 
the use of concrete or stucco with brick as pin lines. 

Commissioner Rogers also expressed reservations to the 
brick but emphasized his approval of the zinc. He suggested 
moving the parking area so that the windows would overlook 
something more aesthetic. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith had no objection to the 
brick facade for the addition. 

The committee members strongly preferred an alternate 
plan for the new windows on the south side. This would be a 
horizontal band, which would increase the contrast between 
the new and the old. 

Mr. Sowers will explore the use of other materials for 
the addition and possibilities for landscaping on the south 
side. He will return for Phase II approval at a subsequent 
meeting. 

^ Motion to approve San Francisco Fire Department Station #25 

■ Renovations phase I 

Motion: Commissioner Meyer 
Second: Commissioner Rogers 
Vote: Unanimous 




VI. Fire Station #39 phase III 

Michael Pierron, Bureau of Architecture 

Mr. Pierron presented the final working drawings for 
the seismic upgrade of Fire Station #39. He reviewed major 
features of the project, which consists of ADA access on the 
ground floor, miscellaneous repairs, and a small 1000-foot 
addition. The doors in front of the building have been 
enlarged to accommodate contemporary fire trucks. The French 
doors have been changed to be more durable, with glass above 
a solid panel. On the rear top of the building, the stucco 
will have a minor relief pattern of axes. The art piece, a 
modern glass rondel with a swirl pattern, has been enlarged 
so that people will see it. 

It was pointed out that the lot has an extensive amount 
of wooded and already terraced open space in back of the 
building. The parking area will be repaved and the existing 
landscaping in the front will remain. The existing trees 
will also remain. Drought-tolerant ground cover and flax 
will be installed. In response to a previous request to 
examine ways to shield the parking area, the architects 
propose using the wooden element from the eaves, continuing 
it as the ADA railing that they are required to add, and 
continuing it further as the fence element that will shield 
the cars. The railing would be above a concrete retaining 
wall of minimum height. 

Commissioner Rogers suggested installation of a solid 
fence to screen the parking area, Mr. Pierron answered that 
the railing had seemed a friendlier, more open structure 
that would shield the cars while softening the area and 
relating it to the garden. Commissioner Rogers suggested an 
irrigated planting strip, to be installed behind the 
retaining wall beneath the railing. The Commissioners also 
recommended that the lot be master planned for possible 
future community use. A letter expressing this 
recommendation will be sent to Fire Chief James Lynch. 

Motion to approve San Francisco Fire Department Station #39 
phase III i including a 30-inch-wide irrigated planting bed 
behind the retaining wall to screen the parking lot. 

Motion: Commissioner Rogers 
Second: Commissioner Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

The meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m. 

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AGENDA 

NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address the 
Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation by 
the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Debra 
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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASEfS), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS: PHASE 
III FINAL APPROVAL) 

I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebai rn-Smith, Healy, Meyer, Rogers 

II. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/NORTH FIELD CARGO FACILITY 
Phase I 

Bill Collins, Deputy Project Manager-Stone & Webster/F.E. Jordon, 
a Joint Venture 

Ramon Aanoan, Lead Architect- Tai Associates 

Patricia O'Brien, Landscape Architect - Patricia O'Brien Landscape 
Archtect 

III. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/UNITED AIRLINES, GROUND SERVICE 
EQUIPMENT BUILDING 
Phase I 
Art DeRosia, Dan Gates -Miller Cook Architects, P.C. 

IV. PUBLIC STAIR (Connecting Bryant and Delancey Street) 
Adjcent to 301 Bryant 
Phase I, II 

Richard Stacy -Tanner Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects 
Tom Sargent -Rincon Point Development Company 
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V. MUNI PASSENGER SHELTER/F-MARKET HISTORIC STREETCAR LINE 
Phase I, II, III 

Peter Straus, Director Service Planning -MUNI 
Lewis Lillian, Vice President -Gannett Shelter Co. 

VI. SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT STATION ft 34 
499 41st Avenue 
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Tony Leung, Bureau of Architecture 
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At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on 
items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter 
jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. 

VIII. COMMISSIONER AND STAFF REPORTS 

-Embarcadero Roadway Alternatives 

Staff and Commissioner discussion of upcoming meetings, schedules, 
and dispersal of materials for review of September 29th meeting. 
(Jill Manton, Rich Newirth, Debra Lehane) 

IX. ADJOURNMENT 

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MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE REGULAR MEETING 

September 18, 1995 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

I. ROLL CALL 

The meeting was called to order at 3:05 p.m. 



Commissioners Present 



Rod Freebairn-Smi th , 
Emery Rogers, Anne Healy 



Commissioner Meyer arrived at 3:10 p.m. 



Staff Present: 



Debra Lehane, Rich Newirth, Jill 
Manton, Michele Liapes 



II. San Francisco International Airport/North Field Cargo 
Facility Phase I 

Bill Collins, Deputy Project Manager, Stone & 
Webster/F.E. Jordon, a Joint Venture 
Ramon Aanoan, Lead Architect, Tai Associates 
Patricia O'Brien, Landscape Architect, Patricia O'Brien 
Landscape Architect 

The architects presented the preliminary design for the 
project. The site, a mile and a half north of the main 
terminal, already contains storage tanks, which are to 
remain, and an old hangar. The intention is to develop it 
for optimum efficiency, providing aircraft parking area on 
one side, truck parking on the other, and conveyors and 
rollers for transport. 

The building will be 1200 feet long, 145 feet deep on one 
side, and 186 feet deep on the other side. There will be six 
hangar doors. The design includes skylights and a 
semicircular stair tower. The exterior material will be 
metal panels with a light-weight appearance, but the number 
of panels has not been determined. The color scheme will 
complement the nearby JAL building. The art enrichment funds 
will be transferred to the main terminal area. 

Landscape architect Pat O'Brien presented the plan for an 
evergreen hedge which will function as a wind buffer for the 
parking area. Trees, probably eucalyptus, will delineate 
staff and visitor parking areas. 




Two handicapped accessible entry points of the building 
serve as the entry for all visitors. The doorways are 42 
inches above the ground, requiring a ramp. A 48-inch green 
vinyl chain link fence will provide a barrier to the 
trucking area. All landscaping will be water-conservative 
and low-maintenance. 



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Commissioners Rogers and Healy suggested the addition of 
stairs to the ramp for people who are not handicapped. 



Motion to approve San Francisco International Airport/North 
Field Cargo Facility Phase I 
Moved: Commissioner Meyer 
Second: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

III. San Francisco International Airport/United Airlines, 
Ground Service Equipment Building Phase I 

Art DeRosia, Dan Gates - Miller Cook Architects 
Mark Brown, United Airlines 

The architects presented preliminary plans for the 66,600 
square-foot building. Office space will be in the front, 
shops in the middle, and the service bays in the back. The 
office area will be fully conditioned for environmental 
control; the other two areas will be heated to 55 degrees. 
The architects described their design as a straightforward 
one with an industrial flavor. Slotted clearstories have 
been incorporated to maximize natural light. 

Commissioner Meyer suggested that a north-facing skylight 
would be more effective and energy conscious than the 
slotted clearstories. 

Commissioner Rogers expressed an interest in the lunchroom 
and the general aesthetic environment for workers. He 
suggested workers might want to go outside and asked to see 
more developed plans for landscaping in phase II. 

Motion to approve San Francisco International Airport/United 
Airlines, Ground Service Equipment Building with more 
consideration to daylighting and landscaping phase I 
Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Second: Commissioner Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. Public Stair (Connecting Bryant and Delancey Street) 
adjacent to 301 Bryant phase I, II 

Richard Stacy - Tanner Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects 
Tom Sargent - Rincon Point Development Company 
Michael Kaplan - Redevelopment Agency 




The stairway, which is adjacent to 301 Bryant, a mixed use 
building, is designed to complement the building, the 
warehouse district and Bay Bridge. It will be a cascading 
open stair configuration coordinating with the building 
facade and the existing concrete viaduct. It will serve as a 
retaining wall for a portion of the viaduct 

The material for the walls and stairs will be concrete. The 
color will complement the new building and the viaduct. 
Lighting will be recessed steplights. The guardrails will be 
unpainted galvanized steel with flat bar posts, round 
handrails a,nd stainless steel cable intermediates. The 



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landscaping on the nearby embankment will be a wildflower 
planting . 

Commissioner Freebai rn-Smi th suggesting a resting and 
viewing area at the top of the stairway for pedestrians. 

Commissioner Rogers expressed his concern about the plan to 
use embedded lights which are always difficult to relamp. He 
suggested lights that would be well louvered so that users 
would see pools of light rather than points. He asked to see 
landscaping, such as a vine on the face of the wall. The 
Commissioners were also concerned about the flexible cable 
rails and the possibility of people prying them apart. 

Motion to approve public stair (connecting Bryant and 
Delancey Street) adjacent to 301 Bryant, phase I, II 
Moved: Commissioner Meyer 
Second: Commissioner Rogers 
Vote: Unanimous 



V. Muni Passenger Shel ter/F-Market Historic Streetcar Line 
phase I , II, III 

Peter Straus, Director, Service Planning, Muni 
Lewis Lilian, Vice President, Gannett Shelter Co. 

A shelter slightly narrower than the standard sidewalk 
shelter has been designed for the narrow islands located in 
the Market Street traffic lanes. The colors and elements 
will be the same as the other shelters. The shelters are 
coupled with the existing triangular advertising kiosks. No 
additional advertising will be associated with the shelters 
which are located east of Ninth Street. The barrel dome 
roofs will be transparent rather than white. The proposed 
material for the clear dome is plexiglas. 

Commissioner Freebai rn-Smi th expressed his concern about 
safety and visibility for passengers on the island. 
Mr. Straus said that protective bars would be present. 

Commissioner Meyer asked if the four-post design was new and 
expressed a preference for the two-post design. He also 
asked about scratches and yellowing of the plexiglas. 

Mr. Lillian said that Gannett would be providing the 
maintenance and did not anticipate problems. 

Motion to approve Passenger Shel ter/F-Market Historic 
Streetcar Line phase I, II, III 
Moved: Commissioner Meyer 
Second: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



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VI. San Francisco Fire Department Station #34, 499 41st 
Ave. phase I 

Tony Leung, Bureau of Architecture 

Chief James Lynch, SFFD 



Mr. Leung presented the preliminary plans for the project, a 
seismic upgrade and renovation. He said it would be going 
before the Landmarks Board later in the week. The two-story 
building is brick on one face and tile block on the other 
portion. The enclosure is also tile block. The building is 
not on any registries, but BOA is approaching the project as 
a historic preservation. They will seismically upgrade the 
building and address current fire department needs. 
Equivalent facilities for females will be provided and 
public access for the disabled will be addressed. Access 
will be provided along public areas and through a new formal 
entry instead of through apparatus doors. Larger fire trucks 
need to be accommodated. A new generator will be 
introduced, and a new brick wall will be installed to keep 
the generator from view. 

For the primary facade with its ornate detail, the brick and 
tile block were important characteristics in the design 
premise. Since larger trucks must be accommodated, the 
architects want to keep the detail while reducing column 
size to increase the openings. All seismic work will be done 
inside and will not be visible. 



The addition to the building is designed to be isolated from 
the existing building, incorporating the Secretary of 
Interior's guidelines for treatment of historic buildings. 
The addition's design for the north elevation has the brick 
continuing on the first-floor level with the introduction of 
Kalwall, an energy-efficient sandwich plexiglas to reduce 
the massing above the brick on the second story. On the 
south side, they propose a metal finish and a stucco. There 
is a step-down effect into the courtyard. The architects 
preferred a flat roof so that it wouldn't compete with the 
existing roof. Windows on the west elevation are minimized 
for locker room and toilet facilities with the use of glass 
block and vent grills. 

Commissioner Freebai rn-Smi th raised the issue of conflicting 
viewpoints on whether an addition should be dominant or 
subordinate to the original building. Commissioner Meyer 
expressed the opinion that an addition should be 
significantly different and subordinate. He suggested using 
something completely different from brick so that the 
integrity of the original building would be maintained. He 
objected to the use of Kalwall on the north side and 
suggested that the lightening of the mass could be done with 
other materials. He also suggested three steps instead of 
two for the step-down. 

Commissioner Healy said that the detail was out of context 
with the original building. Citing the Secretary of the 



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Interior's directives, she said that the addition should be 
different but have a relationship to the original building. 

Commissioner Rogers said that the addition should be 
different from the original building. He commented on the 
number of architectural styles and expressed a wish for 
clarification. He liked the solution for the emergency 
generator but thought poured- in-place concrete would be 
preferable . 



The Commissioners agreed that there were major design 
issues, and the different design aspects needed to be 
resolved. They complimented Mr. Leung on his presentation 
but withheld approval of phase I. 

VII. Commissioner and Staff Reports 
Embarcadero Roadway Alternatives 

The Commissioners and Staff discussed the forthcoming 
September 29 meeting to be held to hear public testimony on 
the split and paired design alternatives for the Embarcadero 
Roadway. 

Mr. Newirth said that if the Committee endorsed a split 
roadway, it could be expressed as a continuity with the 
previous Commission position. If members endorsed another 
option, the determining factors should be clarified. 

He said that the Art Commission has no impact on the EIR 
draft, but that staff members are being asked which 
alternative the Commission is supporting. He also reported 
on the desire of the lead agency to present a uniform 
position of the participating agencies before the Board of 
Supervisors. The split roadway option has been favored by 
the Art Commission in previous discussions during June 1992, 
August 1992, and March 1994. 

Vernon Demars spoke before the committee to say that the 
split roadway option was misrepresented in the EIR. 

The September 29 meeting was scheduled for 3:00 p.m. 

VIII. ADJOURNMENT 



Commissioner Rogers left at 6 p.m., and Commissioner Meyer 
left at 6:29. J5he meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m. 

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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
SPECIAL MEETING FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29th, 1995 

2:00 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, SUITE 70 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94104 

AGENDA 

NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at 
all meetings. For information related to any of the following matters, 
please call Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco 
Art Commission (415) 252-2593. 



THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW 
OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH 
CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT: PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH 
COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 

I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebalrn-Smith, Healy, Meyer, Rogers 

II. San Francisco F1re Department Station # 34 
Working Design Session 
Tony Leung, Bureau of Architecture 
Chief James Lynch, SFFD 

III. MID EMBARCADERO ROADWAY ALTERNATIVES 

Rebecca Kohl strand, Waterfront Transportation Projects/CAO's Office 

Presentation by Rebecca Kohl strand, Waterfront Transportation 
Projects of the roadway alterantives for the Central Embarcadero. 

Public Comment Concerning Roadway Alternatives 
Close of Public Comment 

Discussion by Committee members and possible action in the form of 
a motion. 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



IV. Public Comment concerning other matters related to 
Committee business 



V. ADJOURNMENT 
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OPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

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MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE SPECIAL MEETING 

September 29, 1995 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

2:00 P.M 



I. ROLL CALL: 



Rod Freebairn-Smith, Anne Healy, Emery 
Rogers, Bill Meyer. 



Commissioner Meyer arrived at 3:20 p.m. 

II. San Francisco Fire Department Station #34 

Tony Leung, Bureau of Architecture 

Chief James Lynch, SFFD 

A working session was held to resolve design problems 

No votes were taken. 





City 



and County of 
San Francisco 



III. Mid Embarcadero Roadway Alternatives 

Rebecca Kohlstrand, Waterfront Transportation 
Projects/CAO's Office 

Ms. Kohlstrand presented the proposed paired and split 
roadway design alternatives for a new Mid Embarcadero six- 
lane Roadway. Cost estimates range from $62 million to $103 
million. The paired roadway, which is endorsed by the policy 
steering committee, curves in front of the Ferry Building. 
It provides for a crossing at the Ferry building, with a 
safe pedestrian refuge area of 14 feet on either side of the 
F line between north- and southbound lanes. A key issue for 
any design is that the roadway cannot use any of the 
adjacent recreation and park space. Plans for a new roadway 
originally called for two lanes, but a third was added so 
that vehicles would have access to the Ferry Building 
without blocking through traffic. Consequently, the west- 
side sidewalk would be narrowed, but there is an attempt to 
redesign the park so that the sidewalk can be widened. In 
the split roadway, the southbound lanes in front of the 
Ferry Building curve inward around an island plaza. 

Urban designer Mario Ciampi urged the Commissioners to make 
a decision that would restore the Port entrance, the Ferry 
Building and the Embarcadero Plaza to a position of 
eminence. He proposed a grade-separated scheme with a 
pedestrian crossing from Market Street to the Ferry 
Building. Ramps would provide wheelchair access. The freeway 
in both directions would be submerged for only 200 feet. In 
answer to a question from Commissioner Freebairn-Smith, Mr. 
Ciampi said that he had submitted his scheme too late for 
inclusion in the EIR. 



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Urban designers Vernon DeMars and Carl Maletic described a 
second grade-separated scheme whereby the northbound lanes 
would be submerged, while the southbound remained on the 
surface, curving inward around the Embarcadero Plaza. 

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Mr. Ciampi said that either grade-separated scheme provided 
more pedestrian freedom than any of the alternatives 
contained in the EIR. 

Ms. Kolhlstrand said that the City was currently engaged in 
a formal environmental process. They were asking the 
Supervisors to make a preliminary decision which could be 
incorporated into the final EIR. There would be room for 
modification later. She said that the original design had 
called for an underground freeway, but that this had been 
discarded because of cost limitations and technical reasons. 
Technical reasons included a vertical clearance problem 
presented by the Muni metro extension and the need for 
vehicular access to the Ferry Building. It had also been 
decided that, instead of one pedestrian crossing, there 
would be other midblock crossings. Ms. Kohlstrand estimated 
that the cost of a northbound underground roadway would be 
about $120 million. She said that the grade-separation 
ideas had not generated sufficient public support. 

The Commissioners discussed the F line alignment and the 
possibility of creating a facility similar to the historic 
streetcar turnaround. Ms. Kohlstrand explained the 4F issue, 
which requires that, in the planning of a transportation 
facility, a recreational area must be avoided if at all 
possible. This requirement is being strictly interpreted in 
view of the current controversy regarding parks. She said 
that a median-running F line alignment had been incorporated 
since the Port had not wanted a waterside alignment and 
property owners had not wanted a landside alignment. 

Ms. Kohlstrand explained the timelines. The goal is to 
present a preferred alternative to the Board of Supervisors 
by the end of October in order to obligate the funds during 
the current administration. Because of the tight scheduling, 
some preliminary engineering is also being done. 

The Commissioners discussed the comparative advantages of an 
island plaza versus a plaza by the Ferry Building, the pros 
and cons of connecting Market Street to the roadway, better 
linkages with the cable car and F lines, and the opportunity 
to connect the rest of the city with its waterfront. 



The public testimony session was closed. The Commissioners 
agreed to meet on Friday, October 13, at 8:30 a.m. for 
further discussion. 

The meeting adjourned at/5:30 p.m. 

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Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

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ultural Equity Grants 

Gallery 

?S Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE SPECIAL MEETING 

September 29, 1995 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

2:00 P.M 



I. ROLL CALL: 



Rod Freebairn-Smith, Anne Healy, Emery 
Rogers, Bill Meyer. 



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Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



Commissioner Meyer arrived at 3:20 p.m. 

II. San Francisco Fire Department Station #34 

Tony Leung, Bureau of Architecture 

Chief James Lynch, SFFD 

A working session was held to resolve design problems. 

No votes were taken. 

III. Mid Embarcadero Roadway Alternatives 

Rebecca Kohlstrand, Waterfront Transportation 
Projects/CAO's Office 



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Urban designer Mario Ciampi urged the Commissioners to make 
a decision that would restore the Port entrance, the Ferry 
Building and the Embarcadero Plaza to a position of 
eminence. He proposed a grade-separated scheme with a 
pedestrian crossing from Market Street to the Ferry 
Building. Ramps would provide wheelchair access. The freeway 
in both directions would be submerged for only 200 feet. In 
answer to a question from Commissioner Freebairn-Smith , Mr. 
Ciampi said that he had submitted his scheme too late for 
inclusion in the EIR. 



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Urban designers Vernon DeMars and Carl Maletic described a 
second grade-separated scheme whereby the northbound lanes 
would be submerged, while the southbound remained on the 
surface, curving inward around the Embarcadero Plaza. 
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Mr. Ciampi said that either grade-separated scheme provided 
more pedestrian freedom than any of the alternatives 
contained in the EIR. 

Ms. Kolhlstrand said that the City was currently engaged in 
a formal environmental process. They were asking the 
Supervisors to make a preliminary decision which could be 
incorporated into the final EIR. There would be room for 
modification later. She said that the original design had 
called for an underground freeway, but that this had been 
discarded because of cost limitations and technical reasons. 
Technical reasons included a vertical clearance problem 
presented by the Muni metro extension and the need for 
vehicular access to the Ferry Building. It had also been 
decided that, instead of one pedestrian crossing, there 
would be other midblock crossings. Ms. Kohlstrand estimated 
that the cost of a northbound underground roadway would be 
about $120 million. She said that the grade-separation 
ideas had not generated sufficient public support. 

The Commissioners discussed the F line alignment and the 
possibility of creating a facility similar to the historic 
streetcar turnaround. Ms. Kohlstrand explained the 4F issue, 
which requires that, in the planning of a transportation 
facility, a recreational area must be avoided if at all 
possible. This requirement is being strictly interpreted in 
view of the current controversy regarding parks. She said 
that a median-running F line alignment had been incorporated 
since the Port had not wanted a waterside alignment and 
property owners had not wanted a landside alignment. 

Ms. Kohlstrand explained the timelines. The goal is to 
present a preferred alternative to the Board of Supervisors 
by the end of October in order to obligate the funds during 
the current administration. Because of the tight scheduling, 
some preliminary engineering is also being done. 

The Commissioners discussed the comparative advantages of an 
island plaza versus a plaza by the Ferry Building, the pros 
and cons of connecting Market Street to the roadway, better 
linkages with the cable car and F lines, and the opportunity 
to connect the rest of the city with its waterfront. 

The public testimony session was closed. The Commissioners 
agreed to meet on Friday, October 13, at 8:30 a.m. for 
further discussion. 



The meeting adjoyurhed at 5 : 30 p.m. 

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Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

Si Education 

Cultural Equity Grants 

Gallery 

DPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE SPECIAL MEETING 

September 29, 1995 

25 Van Ness Avenue - CoiiiBsion Meeting Rood - Suite 70 

2:00 P.M 



I. ROLL CALL: 



Rod Freebai rn-Sni th , Anne Healy, Eiery 
Rogers, Bill Meyer. 



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Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



Commissioner Meyer arrived at 3:20 p.m. 

II. San Francisco Fire Department Station #34 

Tony Leung, Bureau of Architecture 

Chief James Lynch, SFFD 

A working session was held to resolve design problems. 

No votes were taken. 

III. Mid Embarcadero Roadway Alternatives 

Rebecca Kohlstrand, Waterfront Transportation 
Projects/CAO' s Office 



Ms. Kohlstrand presented the proposed paired and 
roadway design alternatives for a new Mid Embarca 
lane Roadway. Cost estimates range from $62 milli 
million. The paired roadway, which is endorsed by 
steering committee, curves in front of the Ferry 
It provides for a crossing at the Ferry building, 
safe pedestrian refuge area of 14 feet on either 
F line between north- and southbound lanes. A key 
any design is that the roadway cannot use any of 
adjacent recreation and park space. Plans for a n 
originally called for two lanes, but a third was 
that vehicles would have access to the Ferry Buil 
without blocking through traffic. Consequently, 
side sidewalk would be narrowed, but there is an 
redesign the park so that the sidewalk can be wid 
the split roadway, the southbound lanes in front 
Ferry Building curve inward around an island plaz 



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Urban designer Mario Ciampi urged the Commissioners to make 
a decision that would restore the Port entrance, the Ferry 
Building and the Embarcadero Plaza to a position of 
eminence. He proposed a grade-separated scheme with a 
pedestrian crossing from Market Street to the Ferry 
Building. Ramps would provide wheelchair access. The freeway 
in both directions would be submerged for only 200 feet. In 
answer to a question from Commissioner Freebai rn-Smi th , Mr. 
Ciampi said that he had submitted his scheme too late for 
inclusion in the EIR. 

Urban designers Vernon DeMars and Carl Maletic described a 
second grade-separated scheme whereby the northbound lanes 
would be submerged, while the southbound remained on the 
surface, curving inward around the Embarcadero Plaza. 
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Supervisors to make a preliminary decision w 
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mo«lification later. She said that the origi 
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Technical reasons included a vertical cleara 
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Ms. Kohlstrand explained the timelines. The goal is to 
present a preferred alternative to the Board of Supervisors 
by the end of October in order to obligate the funds during 
the current administration. Because of the tight scheduling, 
some preliminary engineering is also being done. 

The Commissioners discussed the comparative advantages of an 
island plaza versus a plaza by the Ferry Building, the pros 
and cons of connecting Market Street to the roadway, better 
linkages with the cable car and F lines, and the opportunity 
to connect the rest of the city with its waterfront. 

The public testimony session was closed. The Commissioners 
agreed to meet on Friday, October 13, at 8:30 a.m. for 
further discussion. 

The meeting adjourned at 5:30 p.m. 



Submitted 



Miohele Liapes \ / ' \ \ 



A p p r o v ed // vv ^ ' '_ 

Rich Newirth, Director 



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programs 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Cultural Equity Grants 

Gallery 

OPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
Special Meeting Friday, October 13, 1995 

8:30 A.M. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

The meeting was called to order at 8:40 a.m. 

I. ROLL CALL 

Commissioners Present: Rod Freebairn-Smith, Anne 
Healy, Bill Meyer, Emery Rogers 



Staff Present: Debra Lehane , Rich Newirth, Jill 
Manton, Nancy Gonchar, Michele Liapes 

II. MID EMBARCADERO ROADWAY ALTERNATIVES 

Rebecca Kohlstrand, Waterfront Transportation 
Projects/CAO's Office 



This item was continued from the September 29th Special 
Meeting of the Civic Design Review Committee. 

Rebecca Kohlstrand gave an update on actions by other 
commissions. Both the Port and Planning Commissions have 
endorsed the paired roadway alternative. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith summarized the four design 
alternatives that were presented at the September 29 
meeting . 

The Commissioners discussed the comparative costs of the 
different schemes and asked about potential funding 
sources . 

Ms. Kohlstrand said that an amount of $58.5 million in 
federal funds was expected. Other possible sources 
included the State Transportation Improvement Program, 
the city's Transportation Authority, and proceeds from 
land sales. 





City and County of 
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Much of the Transportation Authority funding is earmarked 
for Port maintenance, and the anticipated land sales are 
currently the subject of controversy. 

In response to a question about the impact of an Art 
Commission resolution, Ms. Kohlstrand said that all 
Commission resolutions were advisory. The Board of 
Supervisors would be the final decision-makers. She said 
that the Board had already passed a resolution 
eliminating an underground roadway. 



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The Commissioners discussed three of the four schemes: 
(1) the paired roadway; (2) the split roadway; (3) a 
proposed grade-separated roadway. They expressed support 
of the grade-separated scheme, whereby the northbound 
lanes would be submerged, and the southbound lanes would 
curve inward around a large plaza in front of the Ferry 
Building. There would be a surface lane on either side of 
the Ferry Building for fire and drop-off access. Their 
reasons were that this scheme would be more pedestrian 
friendly than either the paired or split roadway schemes, 
it would visually strengthen the Ferry Building, and it 
would visually connect Market Street to the Ferry 
Building . 

The Commissioners drafted a resolution expressing their 
support for this alternative. 



The meeting adjoxir-ijed at 10:10 a 



Approved: 




Liapes. Program Assistant 




Rrch Newirth, Director 




I'KOURAMS 



SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY OCTOBER 16, 1995 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 



AGENDA 



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Civic Dl^KjN Reviiw 

Communiii Aim 

s Symphony CoNcm'i NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address the 
public: Am Program Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation by 
the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Debra 
>treet artists Licenses Lehane , Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 
4152522581 252-2593. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
it Commission Gallery ■ INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASEfS), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE 
III FINAL APPROVAL) 

I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebai rn-Smith, Healy, Meyer, Rogers 

II. HALLIDIE PLAZA ACCESS ELEVATOR 
Phase I 

Glenn Hunt, Bureau of Architecture 
Michael Willis/Michael Willis & Associates 

III. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/POLICE TRAINING/EMERGENCY 
OPERATIONS STAGING FACILITY 
Phase II, III 
£eef g e M iers/ George Miers & Associates 

IV. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/UNITED AIRLINES, GROUND SERVICE 
EQUIPMENT BUILDING 
Phase II 
Art DeRosia, Dan Gates -Miller Cook Architects, P.C. 

V. PUBLIC STAIRCConnecting Bryant and Delancey St. Adjcent to 301 Bryant) 
Phase II 

Richard Stacy -Tanner Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects 
Tom Sargent -Rincon Point Development Company 
Redevelopment Agency 

VI. SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT STATION tt 34 
499 41st Avenue 
Phase I, II 

Tony Leung, Bureau of Architecture 
Chief James Lynch, SFFD 



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VII. MCLAREN LODGE HANDICAP ACCESS DESIGN PROJECT 

^-, and County of Phase II 

san Francisco Adrienne Wong , Robert La Rocca/Wong La Rocca Inc. 

Kwan Henmi/ Bruce Conner Architect 



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VIII. PUBLIC COMMENT 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on 
items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter 
jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. 

IX. COMMISSIONER AND STAFF REPORTS 

X. ADJOURNMENT 

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MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE REGULAR MEETING 

October 16, 1995 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 



I. ROLL CALL 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 

Commissioners Present: Rod Freebairn-Smith, Anne 
Healy, Bill Meyer, Emery Rogers 

Staff Present: Debra Lehane , Rich Newirth, Nancy 
Gonchar, Michele Liapes 




ty and County of 
^^ San Francisco 



II. HALLIDIE PLAZA ACCESS ELEVATOR 
Phase I 

Glenn Hunt, Bureau of Architecture 
Michael Willis/Michael Willis & Associates 

The architects presented their preliminary concept for 
a three-stop hydraulic elevator to be located on the 
Market Street side of Hallidie Plaza. They propose to 
construct a facility that will also be a sleek, simple 
sculptural element. A translucent enclosure will encase 
the waterproof elevator box. The frame for the 
translucent skin will be punched metal that will divide 
the skin into panels. The small machine room in the 
corner will be constructed of the same materials. 
Whether the elevator shape should be cylindrical or 
more blade-like is still unresolved. The exact height 
is still undetermined. The budget for the project is 
$450,000. Opportunities for art enrichment include the 
doors, lighting and paving. The elevator is located at 
the second Muni/Bart opening from the north at the 
stairs leading to the plaza. 

Commissioner Healy said that if the frame color were in 
contrast to the translucent skin, the frame would be 
dominant. If the colors were the same, the frame would 
disappear. The Commissioners decided that the project 
was not ready for conceptual approval , and that more 
schematics on materials and form were needed. 

Motion to approve the site for the Hallidie Plaza 
Access Elevator. 

Moved: Healy 
Second: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 



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III. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/POLICE 
TRAINING/EMERGENCY OPERATIONS STAGING FACILITY 
Shaun Weston/George Miers & Associates 

The architects presented their proposed design solutions in 
response to previous Commissioner objections. They have 
eliminated the sunscreens from the northwest side. In 
response to a suggestion that clear glazing instead of solex 
glazing be used, they asked the Commissioners to reconsider 
allowing the use of solex glazing. Mr. Weston said that the 
solex glazing would reduce the heating load, and that the 
transmission of daylight through that glass would not be 
sufficiently lowered. The architects also prefer the 
appearance of the solex glazing. In response to a request to 
see more landscaping, Mr. Weston said that the landscaping 
had not yet been developed. 

The Commissioners discussed the desirability of clear 
glazing as the dominant glass on the north side for reasons 
of energy efficiency. They left it to the architects to 
decide how to resolve the transition from clear to solex at 
the corners. 

Motion to not approve San Francisco International 
Airport/Police Training/Emergency Operations Staging 
Facility phase II, III. 

Moved: Meyer 
Second: Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

The Commissioners discussed the visual philosophy of energy 
conservation and the potential for requiring costly changes 
for minimal energy savings. 

IV. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/UNITED AIRLINES, 
GROUND SERVICE EQUIPMENT BUILDING 

Phase II 

Dan Gates, Monte Cook/Miller Cook Architects, P.C. 

In response to a previous Commissioner recommendation for 
skylights, the architects submitted a letter detailing their 
reasons for not wanting to include them. The Committee 
accepted their rationale and did not require further study 
of skylights. The architects have further developed the 
landscaping in the space outside the lunchroom. Materials 
include split-base masonry concrete in the front and tilt-up 
concrete elsewhere. The two colors of wall paint will be 
light and dark gray. The roof surfaces will be white metal. 
Steel access bands will be blue. The numbering systems on 
the doors will be accented in red. 



Commissioner Meyer objected to the use of sun-reflecting 
glass on the north side which would receive no sun. He also 
said that there would be a loss of heating with so much 
glass on the north side. He said the glazing should be clear 
or almost clear and that it could be the architects' 
decision on how to resolve transition to other glasses. One 
possible solution could be a band of clear glass at the top 
with a heavier glaze below. 

Commissioner Rogers said that he would like to see a wall 
around the patio for phase III. 

The Commissioners agreed to disapprove phase II. They asked 
the architects to address the issues of light gain and heat 
loss on the north side. They encouraged the architects to 
return with phase II, III. 

Motion to disapprove San Francisco International 
Airport/United Airlines, Ground Service Equipment Building 
phase II. 

Moved: Meyer 
Second: Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

V. PUBLIC STAIR (Connecting Bryant and Delancey St. 
Adjacent to 301 Bryant) Phase II. 

Richard Stacy/Tanner Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects 
Tom Sargent/Rincon Point Development Company 
Redevelopment Agency 

The project team presented colors and materials for the 
stairway connecting Delancey and Bryant streets, which are 
at two different elevations. They also addressed previous 
Committee concerns regarding landscaping, lighting, seating 
and the handrail. Vines will be planted on the east side of 
the stair. The existing Delancey Street trees will be 
replaced and the number of street trees will be extended the 
full length of the building. There will be landscaping with 
hedges at the base of the viaduct on the opposite side of 
Bryant. The ground will be hydroseeded with a mix of native 
grasses, wildf lowers and shrubs. Since there is already 
ample ambient lighting, the stairway lighting will be 
supplemental. A series of fixtures will be dotted into the 
canopy structure. Fixtures will be recessed in the wall, 
washing the walls with light and highlighting the framework 
of the concrete. There will be steplights in front of the 
seating. The seating will be concrete two-foot square 
benches. The concrete of the stairs and the benches will be 
darker than the walls. The walls will match the existing 
viaduct in color. In response to previous Commission 
concerns about the cable handrails, the architects have 
elected to use steel rods instead. The rails will be 
unpainted galvanized steel. The top bar will be a flat bar. 



There will be a separate round handrail with vertical 
extensions spaced four feet apart. 

The Commissioners complimented the architects on the 
simplicity and elegance of their proposal. 

Motion to approve Public Stair connecting Bryant and 
Delancey Streets phase II 

Moved: Meyer 
Second: Rogers 
Vote: Unanimous 

VI. SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT STATION # 34 

499 41st Avenue 

Phase I, II 

Tony Leung/Bureau of Architecture 

Michael Bernard/Historic Preservation Architect 

Chief James Lynch/SFFD 

The project team presented the redesign. In response to the 
need to enlarge the apparatus door, they propose to shave 3 
inches from each side. This solution would not diminish the 
historic fabric of the building. For the continuity of the 
existing building, the primary materials would be brick and 
limestone. The color of the new brick would complement the 
color of the brick in the original building. For the north 
side, the brick would be capped by a fairly light limestone 
panel above. The base was proposed to be a pinkish concrete. 
There would be a frosted glass glazing for the locker rooms 
and a dark grey steel trim for the fascia above. The 
existing shrubbery along the side would be maintained if 
possible. A six-foot circular wall would house an emergency 
generator on the east side of the site. 

The Commissioners commended the architects for their 
sensible solution regarding enlargement of the access doors. 
They asked the architects to return for phase II, and they 
made the following recommendations: to consider a darker, 
richer color of the brick in relation to the existing brick; 
to consider the continuation of brick, instead of limestone 
panels, in the median building; to eliminate the pink color 
from the base; to leave the stacks as they are; to consider 
richness of color for the limestone. 

Motion to approve San Francisco Fire Department Station #34 
phase I . 

Moved: Healy 
Second: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 



vii mclaren lodge handicap access design project 

Phase II 

Adrienne Wong, Robert La Rocca/Wong La Rocca Inc. 

Bruce Conner, Architect 

Deborah Learner/Recreation and Park Dept . 

The architects addressed the previous Committee concerns 
about the ivy in front of the building and the ways in which 
the new access ramp to McLaren Lodge would relate to an 
important landmark building. The project will be kept as 
simple as possible. For the ramp, some of the same detail 
that is on the building porch will be used. New ivy will be 
introduced. A walk path will allow access to the lodge. 
Pierced balustrades will be used for the new ramp, but the 
new ones will have a different, slightly broader texture 
than those on the building. The sandstone will match the 
sandstone that is prominent in the front of the building. 
There will be simple 1-1/2" bronze handrails, with posts 
every 5 feet. The concrete will be a brush finish. The ramp 
will have a 20-inch planting area for vines, and there is 
also a planting area in front of the ramp. The front door 
will be equipped with an apparatus for opening and closing, 
operated by a switch plate. Two new palm trees will be at 
the front entrance. Two existing lights will be refitted, 
and additional lighting provided by new fixtures. 

Motion to approve McLaren Lodge Handicap Access Design 
Project, Phase II. 

Moved: Healy 
Second: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

VIII. OLD BUSINESS 

The Commissioners discussed the final wording for a 
resolution expressing support of a grade-separated design 
alternative for the Embarcadero Roadway. 

IX. ADJOURNMENT 



There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7 
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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY NOVEMBER 20, 1995 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 



AGENDA 



Civic Ari Coiiiction 
Civic Design Riviiw 

COMMUNIIY Arts 

pops SYMPnom concfius NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address the 
Pumic mi program Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation by 
the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Debra 
Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 



Strut Art isi s Licenses 
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415 252 2581 252-2593. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
art commission gauery INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
'"^sTs^Xs" COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 

RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE 
III FINAL APPROVAL) 

I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebai rn-Smith, Healy, Meyer, Rogers 

II. CHINATOWN NEW PARK RECREATION BUILDING 
Phase III 
^ Deborah Learner, Recreation and Park Department 

Jenny O'Connor, DPW Project Manager 

III. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/PARKING STRUCTURES 
Phase I 

Peter Hockaday, ED2 International/MBT Architecture, Joint Venture 
Architects 
Ron Castillo, Project Manager, SFIA 

IV. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/AIRPORT LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM 
GUIDEWAY STRUCTURE 
Phase I 

Scott Danielson, Parsons, Brinckerhoff , Quade & Douglas (PBQD) 
Ron Castillo, Project Manager SFIA 

V. HALLIDIE PLAZA ACCESS ELEVATOR 
Phase I 

Glenn Hunt, Bureau of Architecture 
Michael Willis/Michael Willis & Associates 

VI. PUBLIC COMMENT 
At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on 
items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter 
jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. 

VII. COMMISSIONER AND STAFF REPORTS 

VIII. ADJOURNMENT 

AGENDA. WPS 11/13/95 





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with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuibslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 
9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 
Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets 
For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE REGULAR MEETING 

November 20, 1995 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3 p.m. 



Roll Call 

Commissioners present: 
Meyer, Emery Rogers 



Rod Freebairn-Smith, Bill 



Staff present: Debra Lehane , Nancy Gonchar, Michele 
Li apes 

II. Chinatown New Park Recreation Building Phase III 
Deborah Learner/ Jenny O'Connor 

Deborah Learner presented the working drawings for phase 

III. She explained that the interiors had been simplified 
because of budget constraints. An alternative sample of 
granite for the exterior front wall lower section was 
proposed for approval in response to the Commission's 
previous objection to the light-dark contrast. The sample 
was approved. Ms Learner alerted the Committee to a possible 
design change to the front door arch. It is currently an 
alternative in the bid document. She assured the Committee 
that she would do everything possible to insure that the 
front door design as approved is included in the final 
project . 

Motion to approve Chinatown New Park Recreation Building 

Phase III 

Motion: Commissioner Meyer 

Vote : Unanimous 



III. San Francisco International Airport/Parking Structures 
Peter Hockaday, ED2 International/MBT Architecture, 
Joint Venture Architects 
Ron Castillo, SFIA 




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The project team presented their 
parking garages occupying approxi 
space. They will provide parking 
cars. The garages are to be coord 
system. The purpose will be to ti 
international terminal. There wil 
circular ramp system at the weste 
serving every floor. At the oppos 
there will be lobbies for every f 
will provide connection to light 



plans for two eight-story 
mately 11 1/2 acres of 
for approximately 3700 
inated with the light rail 
e into and serve the 
1 be a single two-way 
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ite end of the building 
loor. The rooftop lobby 
rail and BART. 



The building architectural form will follow the curvilinear 
roads on one side and the straight form on the other. 
There is a three-part stepping back so that the lower level 
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parking areas are out front. The design is simple and 
streamlined. The lower elements are to be heavily 
landscaped. The basic material is concrete. There will be 
architectural metal screen on the face for the upper part of 
the building. 

Landscape architect Pat O'Brien described the proposed 
landscaping as a matrix that ties the pieces together. Plant 
materials proposed for the median include California 
Cypress. The ground plane will be a series of low- 
maintenance drought-resistant grasses. There will be gardens 
for the people spaces, and planting is being considered for 
the roofs. The landscape slopes on two sides, so that there 
will be sloping grass planes giving the impression of moving 
through a green valley toward the International Terminal. 
Landscaping at the very western edge, along McDonald Road, 
is also a possibility. 

Commissioner Rogers expressed reservations about the use of 
California Cypress because of its vulnerability to disease. 
Ms. O'Brien said that she did not think this would be a 
problem. The Commissioners did not make any specific 
recommendations for changes at that time. 

In response to a question from Commissioner Meyer, the 
project team explained that the inner sides of the two 
parking facilities will be either stainless steel or 
aluminum. They will be a system of large-scale louvers, with 
glass cut in, so you see glass from the inside. The louvers 
will be the same color as those on the international 
terminal. The parking ramp will be exposed concrete. The 
lower elements will be textured and the ramp itself will be 
a different texture. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith expressed his concern about the 
number of vehicular channels and the potential for confusion 
on the part of drivers who would be obliged to make 
decisions quickly. He asked about the possibility of 
reducing the multiple vehicular structures. Mr. Castillo 
answered that there would be a calming down of the traffic, 
especially at the ground level. 

In response to a question from Commissioner Meyer about the 
relationship between the garages and the international 
terminal, he said the garages would be subordinate but 
compatible in terms of materials and colors. The ramps are 
exposed on the two western ends, becoming like gateway 
portals to the structure as a whole. 

Motion to approve San Francisco International 
Airport/Parking Structures Phase I . 
Motion: Commissioner Rogers 
Vote: Unanimous 



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IV. San Francisco International Airport/Airport Light Rail 
System Guideway Structure Phase I 

Tam Cardis, Scott Danielson/ Parsons, Brinckerhof f , Quade & 

Douglas 

Ron Castillo, Project Manager, SFIA 

The project team presented the concept for the Airport Light 
Rail System guideway structure. It will be an exclusive 
elevated dual-beam structure with station stops at key 
service points along the system. It will be a simple and 
continuous double loop connecting the International 
Terminal, the domestic terminal and the garages and 
eventually connecting outer north areas of the Airport. It 
will connect with station platforms, with elevations varying 
between 63 and 77 feet above ground level. There will be 
aerial bridges to the terminals. The architects explained 
that the intention had been to provide an openness between 
guideways, giving the structure as light and transparent an 
appearance as possible. 

In answer to a question from Commissioner Freebairn-Smith 
about the need for vertical transportation at every station 
and the possibility of underground construction, it was 
explained that bay mud eliminated underground construction 
as a consideration. 

The Commissioners declined to give the project phase I 
approval. They expressed their concern about the quantity of 
structures. They advised the project team to consider the 
following issues: (1) planting material to soften the 
appearance of the columns and the overhead walkway; (2) the 
relationship of the guideway design to the roadway design; 
(3) treatment of the railing system at the top level, and a 
strong visual relationship to the International Terminal 
building; (4) the visual coordination of the columns and 
girders surrounding the parking garage with the parking 
garage itself; (5) consideration of the top, middle and 
bottom of columns from an architectural standpoint; 
(6) consideration of defining three different architectural 
zones of context in the western and eastern sides of the 
gateway. 

V. Hallidie Plaza Access Elevator Phase I 
Glenn Hunt, Bureau of Architecture 
Michael Willis, Michael Willis & Associates 

The project team presented the design concept for a three- 
stop elliptical elevator structure on the Market Street side 
of Hallidie Plaza. The structure will have a transparent 
weather skin of metal allowing a clear view to the internal 
elevator car operation. The structure will be lit from 
behind the cage, though there is a possibility of lighting 
the elevator from outside as well, so that there is light on 
the surface of the skin. The structure will be of refined 



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elements, and subtleties of the detailing will be brought 
out . 

Commissioner Meyer asked to see the lighting program when 
the team returned for phase II. 

Motion to approve Hallidie Plaza Access Elevator Phase I. 
Moved: Commissioner Meyer 
Vote: Unanaimous 



VI. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting adjourned at 6:30 

Submitted 

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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY DECEMBER 18 , 1995 

3:00 PM 
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COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 

NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address the Committee when the 
item is reached in the meeting after the presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are 
available at all meetings. For information related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy 
Gonchar, Assistant Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE (S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE (S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE 
III FINAL APPROVAL) 



I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Healy, Meyer, Rogers 

II. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/MAIN EXECUTIVE 
TERMINAL/HANGERS /VEHICLE MAINTENANCE BUILDING 
Phase I 

Randy DeVoto, Corlett, Skaer and DeVoto Architects Inc. 
Joseph Chow, Joseph Chow & Associates 
Steve Hung, Project Manager, SFIA 



III. HALLIDIE PLAZA ACCESS ELEVATOR 
Phase II 

Glenn Hunt, Bureau of Architecture 
Michael Willis/Michael Willis & Associates 

IV. FIRE STATION #34 RENOVATION 
Phase II 
Tony Leung, Bureau of Architecture 

V. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/UNITED AIRLINES, GROUND SERVICE 
EQUIPMENT BUILDING 

Phase II & III 

Art DeRosia, Dan Gates - Miller Cook Architects, P.C. 

VI . PUBLIC COMMENT 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on 
items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter 
jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. 




VII. COMMISSIONER AND STAFF REPORTS 



VIII. ADJOURNMENT 



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MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE REGULAR MEETING 

December 18, 1995 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3 p.m. 



I. Roll Call 

Commissioners present: 
Meyer, Emery Rogers 



Rod Freebairn-Smith , Bill 



Staff present: Nancy Gonchar, Rich Newirth, Debra 
Lehane, Michele Liapes 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 

II. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/MAIN EXECUTIVE 

TERMINAL/HANGARS/VEHICLE MAINTENANCE BUILDING 
Phase I 

Randy DeVoto, Corlett, Skaer and DeVoto 
Architects, Inc. 

Joseph Chow, Joseph Chow & Associates 

Steve Hung, Project Manager, SFIA 




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n Francisco 



The 


project team presented the 


design concept for the 


new 


12. 7- 


acre general aviation 


facility for private 


planes at 


S.F. International A 


irport. The facility 


incl 


udes 


an executive terminal 


building, two hangars 


and 


a veh 


icle maintenance building, it is located on 


the 


south 


side of the north access road on Seaplane 


Bay. 


The 


approximately 9000-sq' 


uare-foot executive 


terminal 


building will be a one-story structure of 


heav 


y aluminum skin with large 


areas of glass and 


skyl 


i g h t s 


. Windows and skyligh 


ts will have aluminum 


frames . 


The panel, which will 


be divided into four-by 


four 


-foot 


modules, will have a 


tailored look with a 


grid 


patt 


ern. The hangars will 


be pre-engineered with 


corrugate 


d metal skin. They wi 


11 be 35-foot-tall one- 


stor 


y bui 


1 dings. The plan is ti 


o make them harmonious 


with 


the 


executive terminal . They will have a two-tone 


scheme Lo 


differentiate between lower and upper 


port 


ions . 


The vehicle maintenance building will be 25 


feet 


tall 


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Landscaping is proposed along the front of the 
executive terminal and the parking strips. Plantings 
for the front of the building will be developed to grow 
in a sculptural topiary. 

An amount of $123,000 has been set aside for art 
enrichment . 



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The Commissioners discussed the importance of the executive 
terminal as a public waiting area and the need to develop a 
sense of welcome for visitors to San Francisco. They made 
the following recominendat i ons : development of a stronger 
relationship between the executive terminal and the two 
hangars; production of the most attractive facade possible, 
within budget, for the hangars; pursuit of the plan for 
topiary landscaping; specification of the plants for phase 
II. 

The project team was asked to return for phase I and II at 
the next committee meeting. 

III. FIRE STATION #34 RENOVATION Phase II 
Tony Leung, Bureau of Architecture 

Mr. Leung presented the revision plans for the addition, 
which responded to previous concerns expressed by the 
Committee. He presented sample materials of a brick that 
more closely matched the brick of the original building. A 
second brick sample was a dark brown, which would be used 
for accenting. 

The architects reconsidered the elevation of the frieze and 
raised the horizontal line, at which the brick meets the 
panels, to be aligned with the window bands. The windows in 
the new building will be recessed 6 to 8 inches. The base 
will be a gray concrete to match the concrete base of the 
existing building. The existing trees on the site will be 
protected if possible. The art enrichment project will be on 
the semicircular wall surrounding the generator. Emphasis 
will be on the durability of the art, and the architect will 
work with the artist. 

The Commissioners commended Mr. Leung on the revised 
project. Of the two models presented, the Commissioners 
expressed their strong preference for the alternative with 
the shorter, shallower frieze, which was two rectangles 
high rather than three. 

Motion to approve Fire Station #34 Renovation Phase II 
Moved: Rogers 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/UNITED AIRLINES, 
GROUND SERVICE EQUIPMENT BUILDING 

Monte Cook, Dan Gates - Miller Cook Architects, P.C. 
The project team presented their revisions in response to 
previous Commissioner concerns. Tn response to the objection 
to tinted glazing on the north face, they will use a clear 
reflective glass, no. 2 surface. Glass for the slot windows 
will be a no . 1 surface. The height of the wall around the 
exterior eating area has been increased, and landscaping has 
been streamlined at the parking and exterior eating areas. 



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Motion to approve San Francisco International Airport/United 
Airlines Ground Service Equipment Building, phase II, III 
Moved: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

V. HALLIDIE PLAZA ACCESS ELEVATOR Phase II 
Michael Willis/Michael Willis & Associates 
Glenn Hunt, Bureau of Architecture 

Mr. Willis presented the project team's ideas for design 
development for the three-story elliptical elevator 
structure from Bart to Market Street. The bridge at the 
Market Street level will have a bronze rail, which is 
currently designed to stop at either side of the stainless 
steel elevator shaft slots. The team is also considering 
softer ways to make the rail work visually with the 
structure. The transparent metal skin will be suspended from 
the structure but attached at four places at the bottom of 
the plaza. The structure will be 11-gauge steel. The team 
is currently working out the details for the points at which 
the skins meet at the top and base. They are considering 
how to provide shaft elements that are as thin as possible. 
All visible steel will be clad in stainless steel. The 
finish will be matte on the exterior and shiny on the 
interior. Structural connections will not be emphasized. 
Lighting will filter through the glass canopy. The project 
team is currently exploring other places to light the 
translucent skin from the structure. Though they are trying 
to locate the machine room inside BART, the alternative plan 
is to place it against the west wall on the plaza. 

Opportunities for art enrichment are on the elevator doors 
on all three levels, but the team is open to alternative 
ideas . 

The Commissioners said they liked the pure design of the 
structure. They expect to review the lighting plan when the 
team returned for phase III. 

Motion to approve Hallidie Plaza Access Elevator phase II 
Moved: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

VI. COMMISSIONER AND STAFF REPORTS 

Nancy Gonchar reported on fast-track plans for pedestrian 
lighting on Mission Street. The issue will come before the 
Committee in January or February. 

Ms. Gonchar will attend a Board of Supervisors hearing on 
wireless telecommunication devices in response to a request 
by Supervisor Bierman for input from an Art Commission 
representative on aesthetics. The Art Commission will want 
the visual impact to be minimal. There is a possibility 
that, if the devices are attached to something that is 



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lready built, such as a light fixture or a building, the 
rt Commission may not have jurisdiction. 

he Commissioners discussed issues of Art Commission 
urisdiction in this situation and in regard to aesthetic 
eview from such building-related perspectives as energy 
onsumption and conservation. 



he meeting adjp.uj^ned at 5:35. 



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Micraelle LiapesL Progra/ Assistant 





Rich Newirth, Director